The Green Bay Packers need to win out — and get some help — in order to make it to the playoffs this season. However, at 4-6-1, the Packers currently hold the 11th pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, which would be their highest selection since 2009, when the picked B.J. Raji ninth overall.
If you’re wondering whether the fan base would rather try to win out and give Aaron Rodgers and company a shot at the postseason or tank for better draft position, we wondered that as well. In this week’s FanPulse survey results, we got some answers to that question.
74 percent of Packers fans who responded to this week’s survey said that they would rather see the team win this week to keep them alive in the playoff race. That of course leaves about one-quarter of the fan base that is in full-on tank mode.
The Packers could find a way into the top ten next year even if they win out, however. They hold a second pick in the first round of the draft, acquired from the New Orleans Saints during the 2018 draft. New Orleans currently looks like one of the best teams in the NFC (Thursday night’s loss in Dallas aside), but the team could try to package both picks in order to move up for better positioning in April.
Meanwhile, we have another drop in Packers fans’ confidence index this week. The confidence index now sits at 17 percent, tying the season-low previously reached after the loss to the New England Patriots. Stay tuned next week to see how Sunday’s game against the Arizona Cardinals affects the confidence numbers.