Packers: Predicting the 2021 season for Aaron Rodgers, Aaron Jones and Devante Adams

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The Green Bay Packers have suffered two difficult defeats to end their seasons during the Matt LaFleur era. They have gone 13-3 both seasons, earning home-field advantage in the playoffs. They have ultimately come up short of a Super Bowl berth both times, as the San Francisco 49ers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers have both defeated the Packers in Lambeau Field in the NFC Championship Game.

Green Bay will be looking to get over the hump this season and they look like they have the roster to do it. Even if Aaron Rodgers is not playing quarterback for the team this season, the front office has built one of the best rosters in the league that will compete regardless of who is under center.

Playing in 2021 with the Packers before departing for the 2022 season seems like the likeliest outcome for both parties. If that is the case, the Packers’ offense is in position for another monster season.

Here are some predictions for Rodgers, Aaron Jones, and Davante Adams for the 2021 season.

Aaron Rodgers

The reigning MVP is currently holding out, but a veteran of his stature doesn’t need the offseason program as much as other players. He knows the offense like the back of his hand and will produce another monster season.

Rodgers has a great cast of weapons around him and is supported by a strong running game. His offensive line took a little bit of a hit this offseason, but there aren’t many quarterbacks more creative than Rodgers when a play breaks down.

His numbers will take a little bit of a step back this season, but still, be among the best in the league. He will throw for 4,100 yards, 35 touchdowns and have seven interceptions this season. With Corey Linsley moving on in free agency, he will also absorb a few more sacks, getting taken down 25 times this season after only 20 in 2020.

Aaron Jones

Aaron Jones has turned into one of the better running backs in the NFL. He is a true dual-threat, as he is as dangerous running routes and catching passes as he is carrying the ball. This season, he will have even better numbers with less competition.

Jamaal Williams departed in free agency, signing with the Detroit Lions. That will open up opportunities, as only 2020 second-round pick, A.J. Dillon, remains to share touches with.

Jones will play in every game this upcoming season and set a new career-high with 240 rushes. He will rush for a career-high 1,250 yards and score eight touchdowns. His pass-catching production will dip a little with the Packers adding to their wide receiver group. But, 40 receptions for 300 yards and another two scores would give Jones yet another monster season in the books.

Davante Adams

Davante Adams has proven that he is among the elite wide receivers in the NFL. He led the NFL in receiving touchdowns with 18 in 2020 despite playing in 14 games. He caught 115 passes for 1,374 yards as well. With a better supporting cast, Adams won’t be relied upon as heavily.

Adams will still lead the team in receiving with 1,200 yards and 10 touchdowns. But, Aaron Rodgers will spread the wealth around this season. Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Allen Lazard, rookie Amari Rodgers, veteran Devin Funchess and tight end Robert Tonyan provide a deep pass-catching group that will all have opportunities to shine.

While posting gaudy numbers is nice when it comes to contract negotiations, Adams will certainly get paid handsomely. Now, he will want to win and having more options to throw the ball to will only help make that happen.