Green Bay Packers Futures & Predictions
Key Stat: Green Bay won the NFC North in 2021
- Packers have Aaron Rodgers return as starting quarterback
- Green Bay lost star wide receiver Davante Adams
- Green Bay won 13 games in the 2021 regular season
The Green Bay Packers 2021 season had a little of everything, matched expectations, drama, and disappointment. Green Bay did win the NFC North with a 13-4 record and got a bye in the first round of the playoffs. However, the Packer’s playoff run was a big disappointment and cut short when they lost at home to the 49ers in the divisional round. The biggest win for the Packers in the off-season was keeping their pro bowl quarterback Aaron Rodgers in a Green Bay uniform. After hints of possibly leaving the previous 12 months, Rodgers did decide to re-sign with the Packers.
When you have Aaron Rodgers as your quarterback, expectations are generally going to be high. The Packers quarterback is a yearly candidate for MVP and has improved his play with Lafleur as his head coach the past 3 seasons, however, it will be interesting to see how big of a loss his favorite receiver, Davante Adams, was for Rodgers. On the other side of the ball, Green Bay signed star cornerback Jaire Alexander to a massive extension to help keep the defense from regressing to previous years. Overall, Green Bay should have a strong season, whenever you have Aaron Rodgers, you should be in the playoff hunt. The over/under is 11.5 wins for the 2022 season and we think the Packers will narrowly hit the over, going 12-5 in the regular season.
Key Stat: Green Bay is the favorite to win NFC North
- Aaron Rodgers is back at Quarterback for Green Bay
- Packers running back Aaron Jones will be the top target for Green Bay
- Sammy Watkins is the new wide receiver target for Rodgers
Green Bay has been the team to beat in the NFC North more often than not in the last 12 years. 2022 will not be an exception, as Green Bay is the favorite to win the division again. The offense will be tested early in the season, particularly in their season opener at Minnesota. However, when Rodgers loses offensive targets, he is always able to find new weapons to utilize and never miss a beat. A lot of money is on Aaron Jones to be the biggest offensive target for the Pack this upcoming season. The Vikings are probably the biggest threat to the NFC North, but they haven’t shown enough consistency in the past. Detroit and Chicago are long shots to even be .500 teams this year, so it looks like the Packers are a safe bet to win the NFC North.