The Green Bay Packers are sixth in NFL Spin Zone’s pre-training camp 2022 power rankings.
Given the salary cap mess the Green Bay Packers found themselves in at the start of the offseason, it’s a credit to Brian Gutekunst and Russ Ball that this team remains one of the top contenders in the NFL.
The Packers lost some talent along the way, most notably All-Pro wide receiver Davante Adams, but they also improved at other positions.
With training camps beginning around the league, NFL Spin Zone’s Randy Gurzi has put together his latest power rankings for 2022. The Packers are sixth.
They rank third among NFC teams behind the Los Angeles Rams and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, winners of the previous two Super Bowls.
There’s a lot to like about Green Bay’s chances this year, but also understandable concerns.
The improved defense stands out as a major positive. There aren’t many weaknesses at any level of Joe Barry’s unit.
The offense should be a positive overall, especially with back-to-back MVP Aaron Rodgers returning for at least one more season.
Rodgers will be helped by a solid offensive line, two great running backs in Aaron Jones and AJ Dillon, and a receiving corps with potential.
That potential must quickly become production, however. And it’s at wide receiver and tight end where there are many of the offensive concerns.
Who steps up as Rodgers’ number one target? It’s impossible to replace Davante Adams.
Compare Green Bay’s receiving corps to Tampa Bay’s. The Buccaneers enter 2022 with Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, Julio Jones, and Russell Gage as Tom Brady’s top targets.
The Rams have Cooper Kupp, Allen Robinson, and Van Jefferson.
Both of those teams also have top defenses.
So it’s understandable why they sit above the Packers in the power rankings.
It’s now over to Green Bay to prove why they belong to be at the top.