Heading into training camp, I think it would be difficult to argue this isn’t a deeper, more talented roster than a year ago. GM Brian Gutekunst and the Green Bay Packers pushed all their chips all-in this season, to the detriment of the cap, in effort to make another run at a Super Bowl.
With that comes some difficult decisions and players who will have to compete for their jobs from the minute camp opens until final cut-downs.
A lot can and will change once camp opens on July 27, but until then this is what I think the roster will look like with brief explanations as to why they made the cut.
Aaron Rodgers, Jordan Love
There is a lot of uncertainty with the MVP right now, but ultimately, I think he plays this season with the Packers.
With Love, the promising young quarterback has handled the off-season with grace and put in the work. A full year of development and some pre-season snaps will only stand to benefit him.
Running backs (4)
Aaron Jones, AJ Dillon, Kylin Hill, Patrick Taylor
Jones is one of the most important members of the offense, got a new contract, and should continue to be relied upon on the ground and as a pass-catcher.
Dillon will likely assume all of the vacated touches left behind by Jamaal Williams. He offers a higher ceiling than Williams and should be the perfect complement to Jones as the thunder to his lightning. Don’t be surprised if you see them on the field at the same time.
Hill is a seventh-round draft pick with intriguing talent. There may not be a ton of touches available but he is an exciting runner who has shown himself to be a good receiving option as well.
Taylor is an intriguing option out of Memphis. I think it’s possible the Packers keep four backs on the roster. Taylor is a player who the Packers like, offers versatility, and want to get a better look at.