The former All-Pro Minnesota Vikings wide receiver recently discussed how successful he thinks the Green Bay Packers could be during the upcoming season.
During his Hall of Fame career with the Minnesota Vikings, Cris Carter had some impressive performances whenever he faced the Green Bay Packers. Carter’s 11 touchdown catches in matchups with the Packers are the second-most he hauled in against any opponent during his time in the NFL.
Now an analyst with FS1, the former Vikings receiver delivers his opinions on just about every team around the league. Recently, Carter gave his thoughts on Green Bay and the chances that his former rival has to succeed in 2019.
Despite the Packers only winning six games last year, the Hall of Fame pass-catcher believes that they are still capable of ending the upcoming season with a Super Bowl victory.
"“This is the best Green Bay team they’ve had in the last five years. We keep talking about the coach and the quarterback as if they already have a problem and we’re missing the fact that this might be our Super Bowl champ.”"
In addition to these remarks, Carter added that, “people in Minnesota are terrified of Green Bay and terrified of the Bears.”
Terrified? Not quite, but Vikings fans are aware that their team’s matchups against the Packers and Bears this season probably aren’t going to be a walk in the park.
Minnesota’s fans also shouldn’t be afraid of a Green Bay team that has defeated the Vikings just once since 2015. And Chicago, they still have to prove that their success last season wasn’t a fluke.
As for Carter’s comments on the Packers possibly being this year’s Super Bowl champion, they might want to work on actually getting into the playoffs first as they haven’t played in a postseason game since 2016.