Aaron Rodgers is back with the Green Bay Packers despite some worries in recent years but these roster holes could cost him winning his second Super Bowl.
Aaron Rodgers returning to the Green Bay Packers is an undeniably great thing for the franchise that wants to get the future Hall of Fame quarterback a second Super Bowl ring. And it should help that the consensus seems to believe we could see the best defense in Green Bay that has been on the field for quite some time.
With that said, there are major questions about Green Bay that need to be addressed heading into the 2022 season if they want to reach the heights they have expectations of reaching. Davante Adams was traded to the Raiders, stalwart left tackle David Bakhtiari’s health remains in question and so on.
This is still going to be a good team that should pretty easily get into the playoffs. In terms of hoisting the Lombardi Trophy, though, there are some holes on the roster that could prevent Aaron Rodgers from getting that ever-elusive second Super Bowl ring.
Green Bay Packers: 3 2022 roster holes that could cost Aaron Rodgers a Super Bowl
3. Packers special teams have to improve to get Aaron Rodgers a Super Bowl
One of the sneaky things that haunted the Packers last season was their special teams. It wasn’t just a cold spell for veteran kicker Mason Crosby midway through the season either. The oft-forgotten aspect of the game was a disaster at just about every turn.
Whether it was poor punts, bad coverage on returns, or the aforementioned missed kicks, Green Bay shot themselves in the foot far too often when it came to special teams. That’s why they finished the season as the literal worst in the league in Special Teams DVOA last season according to Football Outsiders.
To the credit of the franchise, they didn’t just ignore the problem this offseason. They replaced punter Corey Bojorquez with veteran Pat O’Donnell and, more importantly, hired one of the most respected special teams coaches in the league, Rich Bisaccia, to take over that unit.
There’s nowhere to go but up for the special teams unit but Bisaccia does have a big hill to climb if he wants to make the Green Bay special teams passable this season. And while it might not be as glaring as some areas, the fact of the matter is that these are the minutia of the game that can get overlooked and still be the difference between key wins and key losses.