6 reasons why the Vikings will be better than the Packers in 2020

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Green Bay didn’t add new offensive playmakers this offseason

If you buy into the notion that Green Bay could regress in 2020, the mere fact they did not fortify the roster with offensive playmakers sweetens the deal.

None of this analysis will assert that the Packers will be bad in 2020. It does, however, maintain that team will probably regress.

Part of the subscription to that theory is the team was stagnant this offseason. The 2020 NFL Draft was renowned for wide receiver depth, but Green Bay turned its nose up at those young men and instead drafted Aaron Rodgers‘ eventual replacement.

For Packers faithful, it was widely perceived as cringeworthy. The quarterback draftee, Jordan Love, could develop into an extraordinary asset. But if you believe this team currently belongs to Rodgers, the selection of Love does not do Rodgers any good in 2020.

The loud rumor heading into the draft was that the Packers were interested in the talented pass-catcher from LSU, Justin Jefferson.

Minnesota stifled that budding relationship and picked Jefferson during the draft before Green Bay could get their hands on him. Jefferson’s new permanent address is now 401 Chicago Ave, Minneapolis, Minnesota (no, that’s not his house–it’s U.S. Bank Stadium).