Packers offense can make jump in year two under Matt LaFleur

Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) /

The Packers offense can make a jump in year two in Matt LaFleur’s system.

This year more than ever, continuity will be so important. The Green Bay Packers have that, and entering year two under Matt LaFleur, expect the offense to make a jump.

Learning a new system is never easy. We saw the Packers offense click at times in 2019, but for the most part, it became frustrating to watch due to their inconsistent play.

We often see offenses make a jump in the second year of a new system. Look no further than a team LaFleur was part of, the Atlanta Falcons. Their offense showed flashes of its potential in 2015 but was largely inconsistent.

A year later, Atlanta’s offense led the league with an average of 33.8 points per game and was in second in total yards per game with 415.8. Quarterback Matt Ryan won the league MVP award and the offense led the Falcons to the Super Bowl.

Similarly, the Packers can take a big step forward on offense this season.

“We’re more comfortable in the offense, feeling a little better about play selection, timing, responsibility within each play,” Aaron Rodgers said following Saturday’s practice. “We’ve added onto a lot of different things we did well last year.”

With a year of experience in this offense, the Packers have been able to determine what worked well and what needs work. LaFleur will have also learned a lot as a play-caller.

This year, LaFleur will be able to expand on the offense from last season and as a result, the hope is we’ll see more consistency throughout the year.

Green Bay’s offense features an incredible quarterback-running back-wide receiver-left tackle combination. As good as you’ll find anywhere in the NFL. There is great depth at running back, young talent at receiver and tight end, and a strong offensive line.

The potential is there for this offense to be great in 2020. We should see some big improvements in the second year of LaFleur’s system.