The Green Bay Packers have had a very interesting and strange offseason thus far. Right at the beginning of it all, the team made the decision to release veteran tight end Jimmy Graham. That has led to Jace Sternberger being viewed as the starting tight end looking ahead to the 2020 NFL season.
Aaron Rodgers and the Packers finished the 2019 season with a 13-3 regular season record. They also made a run to the NFC Championship Game, where they fell at the hands of the San Francisco 49ers by a final score of 37-20.
Now, Brian Gutekunst and company still have major questions facing them. Did they do enough this offseason to not only improve, but stay as a top team in the NFC?
Green Bay only signed three outside free agents of note. They brought in offensive tackle Rick Wagner to replace Bryan Bulaga, linebacker Christian Kirksey to replace Blake Martinez, and wide receiver Devin Funchess. None of those guys are huge improvements.
In the 2020 NFL Draft, the Packers shocked their fans by not taking a single wide receiver to give Rodgers more help. Instead, they brought in their quarterback of the future in Jordan Love and running back A.J. Dillon in the first two rounds.
All of that being said, let’s take a look at three early bold predictions for second-year tight end Jace Sternberger, who will be asked to play a much bigger role in 2020.