Three disappointing Packers from the 2020 regular season

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Green Bay Packers, Jace Sternberger
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Jace Sternberger’s Packers career hasn’t started out as he would like so far

Disappointment #2: Jace Sternberger

Jace Sternberger has had an unfortunate start to his career so far. In my breakout performers list, it was loaded with talent from the 2019 draft class. Unfortunately, for Sternberger, he has had some bad luck to start his career.

After being drafted in the third round of 2019, the young tight end dealt with injuries and was unable to get on the field until the end of the season.

He was only able to appear in six games and caught one pass on one target in the regular season. Fast-forward to 2020 and he played in 12 games before a concussion knocked him for the last four games.

I feel that Sternberger has real talent but he hasn’t been able to produce much in a crowded TE room. The breakout of Robert Tonyan will certainly not be helping his case.

Combine that with a reliable Marcedes Lewis and a returning Josiah Deguara in 2021 and it may be hard to find Sternberger some snaps if he’s not producing as much.

Tight end is usually considered the hardest position to adjust to in the pros. So Sternberger is certainly going to have his work cut out for him going forward.

It’s a shame that it hasn’t worked out yet for the former third-rounder but no way should the team be looking to give up on him. The Packers offense loves to utilize two-TE sets and even behind Tonyan, Sternberger can develop into a nice piece.