Nearly every NFL team feels good about where it stands during this part of the offseason. Free agency and the draft has altered the roster, health has yet to leave a meaningful impact, and seemingly every player has achieved the best shape of their life to date. That combination of factors can make differentiating the teams difficult.
Well, the top color commentator on CBS’s NFL coverage sees the Green Bay Packers as a far more dangerous threat than any other team in the league.
During an appearance on WTMJ-TV, Tony Romo discussed how he felt the Packers “probably got better than any team I saw this offseason.” While he cautioned that injuries could affect their trajectory -- and the injury bug has already hit the team weeks before the start of training camp -- he still sees them as a club “you wouldn’t want to see in the playoffs.”
While Romo has the Packers sitting atop the NFL hierarchy, others remain somewhat more skeptical. This projection has the Packers finishing 11-5, good enough for a return to the postseason.
The Packers don’t have a proven edge rusher behind Clay Matthews and Nick Perry. Perhaps that changes during the preseason cuts, but until that occurs the team will depend on Vince Biegel improving significantly in his second year. A foot injury wiped out a sizable portion of his rookie campaign, but he should enter camp fully healthy and, you guessed it, in the best shape of his life.
If you haven’t transitioned to mobile tickets yet, the Packers have apparently decided to force your hand. While traditional tickets remain an option should you purchase them through the team or an intermediary, the digital purchases will not require a phone in order to gain entry to Lambeau Field.