This year, we thought it all would change. Green Bay Packers fans thought that this would finally be the year that the team would draft a receiver for Aaron Rodgers in the first round of the NFL Draft to help push the team over the hump and back into the Super Bowl.
Of course, that didn’t happen. But something even more shocking did: the Packers became the best offense in the NFL without any significant additions to the receiving corps.
Through four games in 2020, the team is leading the NFL in offense by DVOA (more on that here). But although Aaron Rodgers has doubled his total career passing touchdowns thrown to former first-round draft picks, he has taken that number from one to two with his second career scoring toss to former Jaguars first-round tight end Marcedes Lewis.
Instead, it has been a second-round pick (Davante Adams), a pair of fifth-rounders (Marquez Valdes-Scantling and running back Aaron Jones), and some undrafted players (Allen Lazard and Robert Tonyan) who have been the biggest playmakers for this offense. So when you think about it, who really needs first-rounders anyway?
With that question in mind, our partners at BreakingT have come up with a great new t-shirt design to poke some fun at the team’s consistent insistence on drafting other positions in round one:
As with all t-shirts sold during the 2020 season, APC will donate 100% of our portion of the proceeds to charity, with our current choice being the National Math and Science Initiative.