The Green Bay Packers have an overall strong roster with great players that help the team make it to the playoffs each year. Some position groups are weak and some positions groups are strong, but the following four position groups are the Packers’ strongest.
The one position that really stands out from the rest for the Packers is the quarterback position. Luckily, the Packers have one of the league’s best quarterbacks in Aaron Rodgers. Rodgers practically carries this team to deep postseason runs each and every year, and it’s unfortunate that the Packers only have one Super Bowl victory during Rodgers’ tenure as starter.
The reason the quarterback is the Packers’ strongest position is because Aaron Rodgers is the key for this team. Without him, the Packers would probably end up last in the NFC North every season. Consistent quarterback play is a must for playoff teams, and Rodgers is consistent and elite. Behind Rodgers, the Packers have Brett Hundley, Joe Callahan, and Taysom Hill. Hundley and Callahan are still unproven while Hill is a rookie. However, they could potentially all be very good quarterbacks, especially since they are learning from the best.
2. Wide receiver/tight end
All of the wide receivers on this team are talented in some way. Jordy Nelson is the number one option for Aaron Rodgers, and he’s a big threat to opposing defenses because of his speed and his ability to catch the deep ball. Randall Cobb is a great slot receiver who can line up anywhere on the field, including the backfield. Davante Adams has burst onto the scene to become a reliable second option for Rodgers. The Packers also have great depth at the receiver position. They added to that depth by drafting rookie wide receivers Malachi Dupre and Deangelo Yancey, two guys who could become serious vertical threats.
The Packers tight ends are all pass-catching tight ends, so they’re bunched up with the wide receivers as the second strongest position group on this team. Richard Rodgers has been a good tight end, but he’s not the best option the Packers have. The Packers signed Lance Kendricks and Martellus Bennett in the offseason to bolster the tight end position. Now, Aaron Rodgers will have more options in the middle of the field and the Packers offense will be much more dangerous. The Packers tight ends and receivers all bring offensive firepower to this team, and with the help of Rodgers, make this offense elite, and that is why they’re the second strongest position group on this team.
The Green Bay Packers have not had a great defense in the past few years, but there are still a few bright spots on the defense. With Morgan Burnett and Ha Ha Clinton-Dix as the starting safeties, the Packers have one of the best safety duos in the league. Both safeties are great at playing multiple roles for the defense, and they’re the two best players of the Packers secondary. They’re great tacklers, they can stop the run, and they play well against the pass. The Packers also drafted safety Josh Jones, a versatile and tough defender who will be able to make plays all over the field. These three players make the safety position the best position group on the defense and the third best position group on the team overall.
4. Outside linebacker
The Packers’ fourth strongest position group is the outside linebacker position. This position has struggled in the past few seasons, but, hopefully, the upcoming season will be different. The Packers have plenty of players who could make an impact. Nick Perry was the Packers’ best outside linebacker last season. He led the team in sacks and was a consistent performer throughout the season. The Packers still have Clay Matthews, who is still one of the better pass rushers in the league. The team also recently drafted outside linebacker Vince Biegel to help bolster the pass rush. On paper, these outside linebackers look great, so let’s just hope they’re able to perform well enough to help improve the pass defense once the regular season comes around.
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