Over the past 13 seasons, the Packers have run the gamut from “most talented receiving corps in the league” during Aaron Rodgers’ early years to “no one ever thinks he has enough help” over the past handful of up-and-down seasons in a turbulent NFC North. Whether you believe these notions to be justified or simply a laundry list of excuses for a man named “the most talented quarterback of all-time” by some big-name analysts, the fact remains that Green Bay has opted not to select an offensive skill position player in a single season since Rodgers began his reign atop the league.
Heading into the draft, the narrative in the public eye was clear: general manager Brian Gutekunst needed to make a big splash with their first round pick as Rodgers begins declining in his later years, and most believed that needed to come in the form of an impactful wide reciever.
With many tabbing the 2020 class as potentially the deepest wide receiver group in history, many mock drafts had Green Bay selecting a top-flight outside threat with the 26th overall pick. And while six receivers did new NFL homes in the first round… Green Bay would not find itself welcoming one of those six.
In a somewhat stunning move, the Packers opted to select Jordan Love, the former Utah State quarterback and a somewhat polarizing prospect based on his wildly varied production over the past two years. Now, as the Packers clearly have confidence in some of their current offensive roster and they look towards a post-Rodgers future, what can fans expect from the Packers offense heading into 2020?