9. MVS returns to form
Marquez Valdes-Scantling was expected to make a big jump in 2019 after a solid rookie season. After an impressive training camp, it was MVS who was expected to win the number two receiving job and become a big-play threat for the Packers offense. Early in the season, this was the case.
In the first seven weeks of the season, MVS had 21 catches for 416 yards and two touchdowns, averaging just under 20 yards per catch. He was on pace for 950 yards and five touchdowns, which would’ve been an excellent second season. Valdes-Scantling dealt with an ankle injury and his production dropped as a result, catching just five passes in the final nine games.
Fully healthy, Valdes-Scantling will again be a key target for Aaron Rodgers.
10. Darnell Savage, Jaire Alexander are most-improved players
Two players to be excited about in the secondary are Darnell Savage and Jaire Alexander.
Savage impressed in his first season and made the PFWA All-Rookie Team. Alexander was part of the PFWA All-Rookie Team the year prior, and in his second season led the Packers in passes defended with 17, while also intercepting two.
Both players can become regular Pro Bowlers and game-changers for the Packers defense. With Savage entering year two and Alexander year three, the Packers’ young defensive backs could be among the most improved players on the roster. And that’s exciting for this defense.