The Greenbay Packers have been one of the top teams in the NFL over the passed 3-4 seasons. Since 2009 they have posted records of 11-5, 10-6, 15-1, and 11-5 and have won a Superbowl. They have arguably the best offense in the league led by arguably the best quarterback in the league in Aaron Rodgers. Their coaching staff is also top notch. They are obviously a powerhouse team who is always in discussion for winning the division but this year could be different. This offseason the Packers have lost some key players to injury. Offensive Tackle Bryan Bulaga has reportedly tore his ACL and will need season ending surgery. The Packers last season gave up a league leading 51 sacks, so losing Bulaga for the year can end up being a major problem for Greenbay. Wide Receiver Jordy Nelson has also been injured this offseason. He will require knee surgery which will sideline him for the remainder of the preseason. He is hopeful that he will return for the season-opener but it is not likely that he will. Nelson was a major contributor for the team last season, he caught 7 touchdowns and had 800 receiving yards. Losing him for only a few games could hurt the Packers. Second Round draft pick Eddie Lacey also looks like he could be injured after being sidelined for practice today. Lacey is supposed to spark the Packers run game which has been struggling ever since 2010, so losing him could put a dagger in the Pack’s season.
Even though the Packers have a few injuries this offseason, I would not say they are in trouble just yet. They still have the best quarterback in the league and one of the best coaches. They have an offense that can score 50 points any game, and a defense that is definitely on the rise. So in my opinion, Greenbay fans have nothing to worry about just yet.