2022 Green Bay Packers Preview

By Stephen Ur 

It was another year, another early playoff exit for quarterback Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers in 2021. After a 13-4 regular season, the Packers clinched the #1 seed in the NFC as well as the lone first-round bye in the conference.

Despite the success they had in the regular season, they were unable to win a game in the postseason as they were defeated in the Divisional Round by the six-seed San Francisco 49ers.

Now, headed into the 2022 season, many things have changed within the Packers organization both on and off the field. Star wide receiver Devante Adams has left the team and has joined the Las Vegas Raiders, leaving Rodgers with no true top receiver.

The next leading receiver from Adams was Allen Lazard, who caught just 513 yards in 2021. Rodgers will now be looking to him, as well as veteran receivers Randall Cobb and Sammy Watkins and second-round pick Christian Watson, to help the Packers win the NFC North for the fourth consecutive season as well as help Rodgers win his fifth career NFL MVP and what would be his third consecutive.

With the history of the Packers drafting wide receivers in the second round, Packers fans should be excited to see Watson coming in.

On the defensive side, the Packers also lost another star in outside linebacker Za’Darius Smith, who joined the rival Vikings after three seasons in Green Bay in which he recorded 26 sacks and 108 combined tackles.

Rodgers also caused a stir of headlines during the off-season as he and the team negotiated contract extensions for the second consecutive off-season. Eventually, they were able to come to an agreement on a

While the Packers have won three consecutive NFC North titles, winning a fourth consecutive won’t come easy with what the Vikings have been doing this off-season. Many believe that they could overtake the Packers and win their first division title since 2016.

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