Packers: 3 best offenses of the Aaron Rodgers era

Green Bay Packers, Davante Adams, Aaron Rodgers (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Davante Adams, Aaron Rodgers (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /

What are the three best Green Bay Packers offenses of the Aaron Rodgers era?

With so many struggles for the Green Bay Packers this season, particularly on offense, let’s reminisce.

Here are the three best offenses of the Aaron Rodgers era:

3. 2013 

While the defense gave a lousy performance, the Packers were offensively sound in the 2013 season. Aaron Rodgers had a spectacular season with 193 completions, 2,536 yards, 17 touchdowns, and 104.9 passer rating, despite missing around half the year due to injury.

Being loaded at the wide receiver position gave Rodgers a huge advantage with Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb, and James Jones.

The Rodgers-Nelson connection could not be denied. Nelson easily became one of Rodgers’ favorite targets because of his athleticism and reliability. By making big plays and finding the end zone, that receiving corps sealed its legacy as one of the best of the Rodgers era.

The running back position was also solid as well with Eddie Lacy. The 2013 season was Lacy’s best year.

As the star power made its way to Lambeau Field, the Packers had one of the most productive offenses in 2013-2014.

2. 2011

Just one season after winning the Super Bowl, the Packers exploded offensively during the 2011-2012 season.

Star quarterback Aaron Rodgers had another terrific season with 343 completions, 4,643 yards, 45 touchdowns, and 122.5 rating. Many defenses did not have an answer for him inside or outside of the pocket as he flourished in both areas. Rodgers made a name for himself as a top-tier quarterback by winning his first MVP.

Elite wide receivers Jordy Nelson, Greg Jennings, Donald Driver, and Jermichael Finley also set the tone for offensive success. Not many receiving groups were on the level of those four as a whole. Defenses crumbled against them.

1. 2020

Who could possibly forget the exciting 2020-2021 season? After struggling for multiple seasons under Mike McCarthy, Green Bay finally decided to make a change at head coach with Matt LaFleur, and it paid off for them big time.

The transition from one of the worst to best offenses in the NFL was a significant milestone for the young head coach. LaFleur made a name for himself by turning this team in the right direction.

Having a high-caliber quarterback like Aaron Rodgers certainly helps. With one of the most explosive seasons of his career, Rodgers was on a whole other level with 372 completions, 4,299 yards, 48 touchdowns, and 121.5 rating.

Rodgers capped off the season by winning the prestigious MVP award for the third time in his career.

Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams dominated the running game. Davante Adams emerged as the top receiver with 115 receptions, 1,374 yards, and 18 touchdowns. His hard work, explosiveness, and reliability paid off as he became Rodgers’ top target.

Enough cannot be said about the greatness of Davante Adams.

Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Marcedes Lewis, and Robert Tonyan were also key components of the passing game.