Packers: 3 reasons to be excited about the 2021 season

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1. Packers offense can be even better

Last season, the Packers’ offense led the league in scoring with an average of 31.8 points per game. Aaron Rodgers threw a league-best 48 touchdown passes and the Packers had four first-team All-Pros and five Pro Bowlers on offense.

Only one of them, center Corey Linsley, is no longer on the roster. Assuming Rodgers does play this season, the Packers will be bringing back the majority of their key players on offense from last season.

But they’ve also added to the roster.

Third-round pick Amari Rodgers will be fun to watch. He should make an instant impact. Matt LaFleur showed with Josiah Deguara last season that he’s not afraid to get first-year players involved right away. Rodgers is talented enough to get plenty of snaps early on.

The Packers will also get Devin Funchess back. He opted out of the 2020 season and now adds even more receiving talent to this offense.

Along the offensive line, Green Bay drafted center Josh Myers, who has a great opportunity to start in year one. They also selected versatile linemen Royce Newman and Cole Van Lanen.

Factor in the return of Deguara from a torn ACL, who will be featured a lot in LaFleur’s offense, along with the development of young players like AJ Dillon and Jace Sternberger, and there’s a lot to be excited about.

Of course, Aaron Rodgers playing is key to all of this. But if he returns this season, Green Bay’s dominant offense can reach an even higher level.