Is Matthew Stafford the best QB in the NFC North this year?

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Green Bay Packers skilled personnel

The Packers’ weapons are headlined by the dangerous wide receiver Davante Adams but also features free agent Devin Funchess, Marquez Valdez-Scandling, and recent draftee Equanimous St. Brown.

Former third-rounder Jace Sternberger seems destined to be the best receiving option among the tight end group, although Mercedes Lewis is a savvy veteran who can make some catches, too; at 36 himself, though, he isn’t a threat downfield.

The backfield has been getting overhauled over the last few years with Aaron Jones, rookie A.J. Dillon, and Jamal Williams comprising the main threats.  Dillon is a bruiser and is suited to the “Black and blue division” and at 250-pounds is a load to bring down; the Packers seem to be thinking that they’ve found their version of the Tennessee Titans’ Derrick Henry who led the NFL in rushing last season.

While Rodgers’s 2019 campaign was productive, his 4,002 yards passing, 62.0% completion percentage, and 26 touchdowns were not spectacular. The only stat that Rodgers seems to have been elite in lately is interception percentage, where his .7% and .3% led the NFL in the past two years respectively according to Pro Football Reference.

His touchdown passes and completion percentage has dropped by noticeable amounts, where he often used to average near 40 scores and between 66% to 68% in his completion percentage.

After Adams, his receivers are not spectacular but his running backs should help keep some pressure off of him. If he can find a good number two option, Funchess, Sternberger, or Valdez-Scantling, most likely, the offense could make some strides to improving upon their overall 18th-ranked offense in yards, with the passing game 17th and the rushing offense ranked 15th.