Aaron Rodgers Believes Packers Are More Flexible After Tight End Additions

Count Aaron Rodgers as among those who are feeling pretty good about all the offseason work that the Green Bay Packers did, especially in the tight end arena.

The Packers doubled down on their tight end position in the offseason by adding free agents Martellus Bennett, formerly of the New England Patriots, and former Los Angeles Rams tight end Lance Kendricks to the fold.

The addition of Bennett and Kendricks coupled with the return of Richard Rodgers, has Green Bay’s franchise cornerstone feeling pretty good about their offense moving forward.

“I think we’re going to have a lot more flexibility in that package,” Aaron Rodgers said, via the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (h/t NFL.com).

“(The) ’12’ personnel is more of a run-pass balanced personnel and it has been throughout the league and for us the past few years. The opportunity to put two guys on the line of scrimmage and have an opportunity to run right, run left and then run all of our vertical passing game is going to be something that could definitely change and be more difficult to stop.”

“I think we saw a shift last year, as we shifted away from really an ’11’ personnel — three receivers, one tight end, one running back exclusive personnel — to really mixing things up, and Mike (McCarthy) did a great job of that, of really evolving the offense and trying to get more people involved as we saw it was going to be important that we didn’t just stick in one personnel group.”

While the Packers will still run the 11 personnel, it won’t be as heavily utilized as it has been in the past.


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