The Green Bay Packers are fresh off of a blowout loss to the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship Game. While the depression of the season ending is always difficult to overcome, the Packers can only switch their focus to the offseason and work to get better and over the hump.
One of the key issues the Packers faced all season long was a lack of weapons for star quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
Everyone wanted to talk about Rodgers’ regression and how the quarterback play wasn’t good enough. There were obviously times where Rodgers looked a bit off, but no one can blame him with the lack of targets he had.
Gone are Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb, but the Packers didn’t take steps to replace them. Davante Adams is a superstar, but after him the Packers didn’t have much on the depth chart. Marquez Valdes-Scantling didn’t have the breakout season Green Bay was hoping for and Allen Lazard has no business being a No. 2 receiver on an NFL roster.
Looking ahead at the upcoming offseason, the Packers will also have a decision to make on veteran tight end Jimmy Graham. In 2019, Graham showed some flashes, but that’s all they were. Flashes aren’t going to get the job done for a team with Super Bowl aspirations.
If the Packers want to make an offensive splash in free agency, there is a player who could fill the role of tight end while also being a lethal all-around receiver for Rodgers.
Eric Ebron is coming off of a rough 2019 season with the Indianapolis Colts. He caught just 31 passes for 375 yards and three touchdowns. However, back in 2018 with the Colts, Ebron showed superstar talent with 66 receptions for 750 yards and 13 touchdowns.
With the Colts having fellow tight end Jack Doyle back, Frank Reich and Jacoby Brissett got away from getting the football to Ebron. No one can blame Ebron’s 2019 production solely on the tight end.
All of that being said, let’s dive in and take a look at why Ebron could be exactly what the Packers’ offense needs in 2020.