The Green Bay Packers report to training camp in a matter of days. Here are five early bold predictions heading into the 2020 NFL season.
The Green Bay Packers are scheduled to report to training camp on July 28, with rookies reporting one week earlier on July 21. Assuming everything goes on as scheduled, training camp will be the first time Packers players and coaches will have been together in person for the first time all offseason.
The Packers are coming off a successful season under first-year head coach Matt LaFleur, who helped lead the team to a 14-4 record (playoffs included). Green Bay ultimately fell short in the NFC Championship game to the San Francisco 49ers, but there’s plenty of good things to build on heading into the 2020 NFL season.
The team’s roster is ready to win now heading into the twilight of Aaron Rodgers‘ career. Green Bay drafted Rodgers’ successor in April’s draft, but that doesn’t mean they’ve given up on the upcoming season. The Packers return a bevy of starters, but replicating last year’s success will be extremely difficult.
Green Bay went 8-1 in one-score games in 2019, a sign of possible regression in 2020. It’s hard to post that type of record in general, much less in back-to-back seasons. The Packers may not finish with 13 regular season wins like last season, but 10 wins or more should be enough to clinch the NFC North title.
If the Packers want to return to the promised land one final time before the end of Rodgers’ career, they’ll need more consistent performances from a few key players. Overall, the Packers have a great chance of reaching Super Bowl LV. Now for the predictions.
Because it’s so early in the process, there’s a chance some of these bold predictions may look silly in the very near future. But that’s why they’re called bold, right? Here are five early bold predictions for the Packers heading into the 2020 season.