Predicting the Packers’ three most improved positions in 2020.
The Green Bay Packers came close to the Super Bowl last season but need some improvements in 2020. What will be the team’s most improved position groups this season?
Compared to last year, the Packers had a much quieter offseason in terms of additions made to the roster. GM Brian Gutekunst didn’t spend big in free agency as the team didn’t have to same flexibility in salary cap space. They did address positions of need and will be hoping inside linebacker Christian Kirksey and right tackle Rick Wagner can make a difference.
The Packers also signed wide receiver Devin Funchess, but he’s opted out of the 2020 season. Green Bay surprisingly didn’t address the WR position in the draft.
Last summer, I predicted that edge rusher, safety, and running back would be the Packers’ three most improved positions in 2019. Looking back, I think that was quite accurate. The Smith Bros. dominated at edge rusher with more sacks than any other tandem in the NFL, Adrian Amos and Darnell Savage fixed the need at safety, and Aaron Jones had a breakout year at running back, leading the league in rushing touchdowns.
Just over a month away from the Packers’ season opener against the Minnesota Vikings, here are my predictions for the team’s three most improved positions in 2020.