NFL Analyst Explains Why Green Bay Packers are the Biggest Threats to the Buccaneers Next Season

Published 03/19/2021, 5:02 AM EDT
Jan 24, 2021; Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Leonard Fournette (28) runs the ball against Green Bay Packers inside linebacker Krys Barnes (51) during the first quarter in the NFC Championship Game at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports


The Green Bay Packers had a great season last year. Aaron Rodgers led the franchise to the best record in the NFC. Furthermore, they were able to reach the NFC championship game.

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However, that is where the wheels fell off. The Packers encountered an indomitable Tampa Bay Buccaneers outfit and failed to overcome the obstacle that was Tom Brady. But one analyst believes they will be back next season.

NFL analyst Mike Tannenbaum spoke on ESPN and declared that the Green Bay Packers are be the biggest threats to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers next season.

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He pointed to their season last year and how well they played. Furthermore, they were only a few decisions away from reaching the Super Bowl this season. So there is a strong foundation already in Green Bay.

Jan 16, 2021; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones (33) breaks away for a large gain against Los Angeles Rams strong safety Jordan Fuller (32) and defensive back Darious Williams (31) in the third quarter during their NFL divisional playoff game Saturday, January 16, 2021, at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis. Mandatory Credit: Dan Powers-USA TODAY NETWORK

“The Green Bay Packers. Let’s go back to the (NFC) championship game. That game was nip and tuck all the way through. A handful of plays and we could be talking about the Packers as World Champions.

“They re-signed Aaron Jones. That’s critical. He’s dynamic out of the backfield. AJ Dillon, last year’s 2nd-round pick, between the tackle runner, great compliment to one another.” 

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Green Bay Packers set for next season

Tannenbaum added that the Packers have been able to retain several key players. Additionally, the players that they did lose, and the positions that need to be strengthened will be filled with the influx of players from the draft.

The Packers have a good offense that can only get better next season, and they will be a major threat to Tampa Bay.

“We got to give them credit. David Bakhtiari, Aaron Jones, they extended Davante Adams. They lost Corey Linsley, but Elton Jenkins is going to be a competent center.

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“They could go draft a corner, which is what they desperately need. You want to talk about the band being back together? That offense has a chance to be better. I like the Packers!”

Can the Green Bay Packers win the Super Bowl next season? Currently, they have retained most of their key players from last season. And they will be strengthening their roster through the NFL draft this year.

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With Aaron Rodgers showing he can still play at an MVP level, things are looking up for the Green Bay Packers for the next year.

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy is an NBA & NFL journalist for EssentiallySports, before which he worked at BusinessWorld magazine. He has been a fan of Basketball for over 10 years now, since Shaquille O’Neal was a Phoenix Suns player. During his time at Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts, he started a sports magazine for the college called the Overtime Tribune and hosted the Overtime Tribune Podcast until he graduated.

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