The Green Bay Packers have had quite the offseason. Davante Adams and Marquez Valdes-Scantling will each be playing for different teams in 2022. The Packers addressed their sudden need at wide receiver by signing Sammy Watkins in free agency. Additionally, they drafted three wide receivers in the 2022 NFL Draft. What is even better, though, is that the team re-signed De’Vondre Campbell and Rasul Douglas. Preston Smith and Jaire Alexander were given long-term extensions. Alexander’s, by the way, is the richest deal for a cornerback in NFL history. Despite all these moves, David Carr had quite the insulting prediction concerning their 2022 record.
David Carr Predicts the Packers Will Finish Below .500
On NFL Total Access, former NFL quarterback David Carr predicted that the Green Bay Packers will not win eight games in 2022 and have a record below .500. He bases his insulting prediction on the Packers losing Davante Adams. According to Carr, the Green Bay offense, even with Aaron Rodgers, is not good enough to compete without Adams.
— NFL Total Access (@NFLTotalAccess) May 13, 2022
Why David Carr’s Prediction Is as Bad as His NFL Career
David Carr, a former number one overall pick, spent 10 seasons in the NFL and doesn’t have the best track record of his own. In that span, he only had two seasons in which he threw more touchdowns than interceptions. Granted, he spent half of that time with the expansion Houston Texans, but he was just plain bad.
Speaking of bad, his take on the Packers offense is absolutely uneducated. Even Adam Rank, who is a diehard Bears fan, thought his prediction was ridiculous.
That being said, it is all too common that people believe the Packers offense will regress to the point that the whole team will be bad in 2022. This is untrue for several reasons.
- The Packers’ defense may turn out to be the best in the NFL (see the opening paragraph).
- Both AJ Dillon and Aaron Jones had over 1,000 yards from scrimmage in 2021. Both are back in 2022.
- Allen Lazard had the highest passer rating when targeted in the NFL.
- Aaron Rodgers just won his fourth MVP (and second in a row).
- The Packers play six games against the rest of the NFC North (that is at minimum five wins).
- Matt LaFleur
Will the Packers win 13 games for the fourth year in a row? Now, that would be something, and probably is not very likely. However, they have better chance of winning 13 games than they do of finishing below .500.
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