Packers 53-man roster 2020: Breaking down every position

Green Bay Packers, Jordan Love (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Jordan Love (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /
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Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers, Jordan Love
Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers, Jordan Love (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) /

Quarterbacks (3)

Aaron Rodgers, Tim Boyle, Jordan Love

No surprises here. The Packers made the right call to go with three quarterbacks. Jordan Love isn’t ready to be the starting quarterback in Green Bay, and the backup quarterback is only ever a snap away from being out on the field. The best move is to let Love develop while Tim Boyle, who has more NFL experience and a deeper understanding of the system, back up Aaron Rodgers.

Running backs (4)

Aaron Jones, Jamaal Williams, AJ Dillon, Tyler Ervin

Again, not too many surprises here. The top three of Aaron Jones, Jamaal Williams and AJ Dillon looked set in stone, while Tyler Ervin’s versatility and role on special teams made him a roster lock. Second-year Dexter Williams misses out, but he’s a candidate for the practice squad.

Wide receivers (5)

Davante Adams, Allen Lazard, Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Equanimeous St. Brown, Malik Taylor

There are a couple of things of note here. The first is that the Packers only kept five wide receivers, which is different to what we’ve seen in recent years. While I did get that prediction right, my pick for the fifth receiver on the depth chart was wrong. My choice was Reggie Begelton, who misses out and could land on the practice squad. Surprisingly, the Packers kept Malik Taylor and released Jake Kumerow. Taylor has a huge opportunity in front of him.