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3rd NFC North
Grade : D
The 2018 season represented the end the Mike Mccarthy era in Green Bay. Mccarthy, who was in his 12th year with the Packers, was let go in week 13 after a three game losing streak practically rule the Packers out of playoff contention.
Besides some individual brilliance from Aaron Rodgers, there is not too much positive to take from the 2018-19 season for Green Bay. The Packers struggled to run the ball all season, only registering one 100+ yard rushing game. The Green Bay defense was no better, giving up at least 20 points in 15 of 16 games.
2019-20 Season Outlook
The Packers have nowhere to go but up, and they have the assets to make moves. Green Bay will have two picks in the first round of the 2019 NFL draft, with the 12th being the most valuable of the picks. They will need to use these picks wisely, with the Green Bay roster having holes all over it. The outlook doesn’t look ideal for the Packers either. Green Bay is set to lose Randall Cobb to free agency. Cobb was only involved in 9 games for the Packers, and was able to only rack up 383 receiving yards for the season.
The Packers can’t afford to be passive this offseason. The Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings both took big steps towards becoming a postseason contender this season, while the Green Bay Packers took a step back. There is no doubt that there is currently a power shift taking place in the NFC North. No longer is this the Packers division. The Bears possess one of the best defensive units in the league, while the Vikings are looking like one of the most well-rounded rosters in the NFL. Look for Green Bay to be active in free agency this season in order to keep up with their divisional rivals, with the running back, wide receiver, and offensive tackle positions all in need of upgrades.