Areas of need
Defensively, where do we start?
The Packers just gave up 226 all-purpose yards and four touchdowns to Vikings running back Dalvin Cook, so that would be a place to look first. How can the Packers strengthen their run defense, something that’s been a problem since last season?
Whether that’s looking for defensive line or inside linebacker help, this is an area of concern for the Packers.
But in reality, the Packers should be open to adding talent at any defensive position if it helps them improve.
Rushing the passer has been a concern with Green Bay ranking 18th in the league with 16 sacks. They also rank 26th in the league in ESPN’s pass rush win rate metric. It’s a major concern how far the pass rush has fallen from a year ago.
The defense is also tied for a league-low four takeaways. We’re seeing fewer game-changing plays from this defense, a strength from last season.
Sure, fixing the run defense might be the priority, but if Brian Gutekunst can add any playmakers on this side of the ball, he should.
There are fewer needs on offense given the way this group has played so far in 2020, but as we’ve all known for seemingly forever, another wide receiver could really help.
Davante Adams is a superstar, we know that. But Aaron Rodgers has to lean on him too heavily at times when another receiver can’t make an impact.
Allen Lazard’s return will certainly help, and the recent production of tight ends Robert Tonyan and Jace Sternberger is encouraging (combined 125 yards on Sunday), but there could be an opportunity to add a difference-maker before the deadline.