Which positions are the Green Bay Packers strongest at in the NFC North?
Two weeks away from the start of the regular season, it’s almost time for the Green Bay Packers to begin their NFC North title defense.
They have dominated the division in two seasons under head coach Matt LaFleur, winning 11 of their 12 games against NFC North rivals, while also taking home the division title both years.
It’s a new season and the Packers won’t have it easy retaining their division crown. How does Green Bay’s roster stack up against the rest of the NFC North?
We’ll go position by position and rank the NFC North for each, starting with the QBs.
Only one winner here. The reigning MVP of the league plays in Green Bay and he ensures the Packers have an advantage at QB over their rivals. Second-year Jordan Love is promoted to the backup spot, and he looked good in his preseason debut a couple of weeks ago.
Justin Fields could be the future in Chicago. Even if he doesn’t start right away, the Bears have a capable starter in Andy Dalton. To have Super Bowl winner Nick Foles as their third-string QB gives the Bears strong depth at the most important position.
Kirk Cousins is a decent starter for the Vikings, but there are concerns at the backup spot. In two preseason games without Cousins on the field, Minnesota’s offense hasn’t scored a touchdown. If he misses any time in the regular season, the Vikings could be in trouble.
The Lions are unlikely to be competitive this season, especially after trading Matthew Stafford for Jared Goff, but they do have a solid backup in Tim Boyle, as Packers fans know.