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Aaron Rodgers is the leader of the offense of the Packers. He is also the reigning league MVP. The year before that Rodgers was Super Bowl MVP. Rodgers is clearly the captain of the offensive ship of the Packers.
But Rodgers also gets a lot of help with all the weapons at his disposal. For instance, look at these statistics for his receivers...
Jordy Nelson: 68 receptions for 1,263 yards and 15 TDs.
Greg Jennings: 67 receptions for 949 yards and nine TDs.
Jermichael Finley: 55 receptions for 767 yards and eight TDs.
James Jones: 38 receptions for 635 yards and seven TDs.
Donald Driver: 37 receptions for 445 and six TDs.
Randall Cobb: 25 receptions for 375 yards and one TD.
The entire receiver corp will be back, including the Dancing with the Stars winner...Donald Driver. At least according to his agent.
Add to that, the Packers will also have a number of other talented young WRs battling for a position on the roster, including Tori Gurley, Diondre Borel, Shaky Smithson and undrafted rookie Dale Moss.
In addition to that, the RBs can also catch the football for the Packers. All told, as a group they had 74 receptions for 636 yards and three touchdowns in 2011.
The other TEs besides Finley also helped out with 12 receptions and two more touchdowns.
The Packers can be effective running the ball too, although not at the level they want to be. For instance, in the 2010 postseason, James Starks led all NFL RBs with 315 yards rushing. The Packers would like to see production like that on a consistent basis.
In 2011, the Packer RBs as a group ran for 1,295 yards and seven touchdowns. Rodgers showed once again that he is a dangerous man running the ball, as he rushed 257 yards and three touchdowns.
Right now it looks like Starks will get the opportunity to be the lead back, as the Packers have not shown any inkling of re-signing Ryan Grant. Starks will be backed up by two second-year players in Alex Green and Brandon Saine. A couple of undrafted rookies, Marc Tyler and Duane Bennett, also hope to make some noise at RB as well.
Bottom line, the Packers have always had a top-10 offense under Mike McCarthy. The Packers were third in the NFL last year in total offense. I don't see that changing. They may actually be even better.