Welcome to our fantasy football wish lists, where we’re going through each NFL team and listing three things we’d love to see them do this offseason for fantasy reasons (but also real football reasons).
Ding dong the witch is dead. We’re finally about to experience Aaron Rodgers and the Packers’ offense without Mike McCarthy at the helm. Will it make a difference? You bet. Will it be better? Eh, who’s to say. What I can say is that I’m all here for seeing what kind of insanity a fully unleashed Rodgers can do. That being said, he’s going to need more than what was around him last year to be the great fantasy and real football Rodgers we all want him to be.
Give Aaron Jones, AND ONLY AARON JONES, the backfield
Enough of this split backfield crap. Jones is clearly the better running back between him and Jamaal Williams and I want him to be used as such gosh dang it! I don’t want there to be any debate regarding who’s the number one runner in Green Bay. Hand over the reigns to Jones and watch him work. Also, Matt LaFleur, let’s start getting Jones more involved in the passing game alright?
Sign Golden Tate
It was Clark on this week’s RB1 Podcast that brought up this pairing and I love it. Tate will likely command a bit of cash given that he’s the top wide receiver in the free agent pool this year (Antonio Brown not included) but the Packers would be wise to make the push for him. He’d be the perfect complement to Davante Adams and would give Rodgers basically a better Randall Cobb, which is a role we know has plenty of fantasy potential. Adams became a top five receiver this year, but he can’t do it all by himself and pairing Tate alongside would be the makings of a truly dominate offense.
Bring back Richard Rodgers
It seems like the Packers are determined to make the whole Jimmy Graham experiment work which is cool I guess, but they’ve got no one else on the roster behind him. Both Lance Kendricks and Marcedes Lewis are free agents this year and neither were particularly impressive last season. Go out and bring back Rodgers, who Aaron Rodgers already has a connection with—and someone Rodgers (Aaron, that is) was bummed to see go—and can run block since you know that’s not Graham’s strength. Maybe ol’ Rich will stumble upon his 2015 glory and catch eight touchdowns this year. It could happen.