The 2020 offseason was a busy one for Green Bay Packers’ Aaron Rodgers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Tom Brady, two of the best quarterbacks to ever play the game. They were busy for both, but in very different ways.
Brady made the biggest headline when he agreed to a two-year, $50 million deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. This ended his 20-year tenure with the New England Patriots. After a 2019 campaign where he played with a poor skill position group, Brady decided to completely switch gears. He finished with 4,057 yards in 2019 with 24 touchdowns and eight interceptions.
For Rogers, the offseason has a completely different feel. Like New England, the Green Bay Packers were in need of wide receivers. They were still able to make a run to the NFC Championship Game where they were dismantled by the San Francisco 49ers.
Entering the 2020 NFL Draft, it seemed like a no brainer that the Packers would add a receiver and give Rodgers some weapons. They decided to go in the complete opposite direction.
In the draft, the Packers selected Utah State quarterback Jordan Love with the 26th overall pick. In the second round, they added A.J. Dillon. So not only did the Packers not add a receiver in the draft, they selected Rodgers’ replacement in the first round.
This was a move where Matt LaFleur and the front office wanted to show that they are in control of the team, not Rodgers. Interesting that they made this move after Rodgers threw for 4,002 yards, 26 touchdowns, and just four interceptions in 2019.
All eyes will be on both of these quarterbacks during the 2019 season. This is nothing new. So the question is, will Aaron Rodgers or Tom Brady have a better season in 2020?