The Green Bay Packers will contend for a Super Bowl championship for reasons other than simply Aaron Rodgers being Aaron Rodgers.
The Green Bay Packers appear to be loaded up for another run at a Super Bowl. With quarterback Aaron Rodgers, a deep receiver corps, new weapons at tight end and the potential for big-time improvement in the secondary, Green Bay enters the six-week break until training camp as one of the prime contenders to win a championship.
On Friday, we looked at the Packers’ five most concerning positions. Here are their top six positions.
Wide receiver: Geronimo Allison, Jeff Janis, Trevor Davis, Max McCaffrey, DeAngelo Yancey and Malachi Dupre. That talented group of players are merely the top contenders for roster spots behind the Big Three of Jordy Nelson, Davante Adams and Randall Cobb. Now that’s what you call depth. Of that group of six, Allison is probably the closest thing to a lock, but Janis has been a special-teams demon, Davis has speed, McCaffrey runs routes, Yancey has size and Dupre impressed in the offseason. However you slice it, some difficult decisions will be looming at the end of training camp, even if the Packers keep seven.
“I’d like to think we have more than seven guys that can play in that group for sure,” receivers coach Luke Getsy said. “Circumstances dictate a little bit the way things go. I think there’s a lot of different angles that we can go with, but the thing I’m excited about is I feel we really do have more than seven games that can contribute to winning football games.”
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