The Packers look to make their first Super Bowl appearance since 2010.
It’s a proud franchise that owns the record for most NFL championships. Some people scoff at the Green Bay Packers’ 13 titles but it is worth noting that four of them have come in Super Bowl Era (for those who inexplicably only count half of NFL history).
A year ago, the club came within one victory of getting back to Super Sunday. But first-time NFL head coach Matt LaFleur, who guided the Pack to the NFC North title and a solid 13-3 record, saw his team blasted by the San Francisco 49ers in the conference championship game.
This has already been a different year in more ways than one. And general manager Brian Gutekunst was busy this offseason not only securing the future at quarterback but adding a little different twist to the Green Bay offense. Of course, the club has one of the best quarterbacks in the league. So how can the Packers get back and win the Super Bowl for the first time since 2010?
5. Find a solid compliment to wide receiver Davante Adams
This past season, wide receiver Davante Adams missed four games but still led the club with 83 receptions, good for 997 yards and five touchdowns. He was also targeted a team-high 127 times, easily outdistancing running back Aaron Jones (68) and more than twice as many times as the next wideout in Marquez Valdes-Scantling (56).
So is Allen Lazard the answer opposite Adams? He didn’t catch a pass in the team’s first five games but finished with 35 receptions, good for 477 yards and three scores. He totaled only three receptions in two postseason games but he bears watching. There’s also Equanimeous St. Brown, who missed all of 2019 with an ankle injury (via FanSided’s Kevin Culligan). If the Packers are looking for some more “explosive plays” (more on that later), they need another wide receiver to step up quickly.