While the offense will be essential in turning things around, with a big part of that centered on getting Aaron Rodgers back to playing at an elite level, the defense needs to hold up its end of the bargain too. Here are the three biggest questions facing the Packers' defense heading into camp, according to Chris Peterson of Cheesehead TV.
Will the secondary meet expectations?
At times, those young players such as Kevin King, Josh Jackson, Jaire Alexander and even at times, Josh Jones, have all played well. But their play has either been inconsistent or there have been nagging injury issues. Alexander showed All-Pro potential last season, while King and Jackson have both had their moments.
Will the pass rush improve?
The pass rush wasn't terrible last season but it certainly wasn't consistent enough. Over the past few years, that has been a constant problem and that's why Green Bay invested a ton in the position. Not only did the team sign Preston Smith and ZaDarius Smith in free agency, but it also spent a first-round pick on Rashan Gary, a DE/OLB out of Michigan with huge potential.
Will splashy moves pay dividends?
The Packers spent big money on Preston Smith, Zadarius Smith and Amos, as well as using first-round picks on Gary and Savage. Green Bay has done as much as possible to address needs and even depth at key issues. Now, we just have to see if those moves will work and if those players will deliver as expected.
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