Packers WR Equanimeous St. Brown makes bold prediction for Green Bay’s 2019 season
The Green Bay Packers will be in the NFC Conference Championship game next year if rookie wide receiver Equanimeous St. Brown is to be believed.
As the Los Angles Rams and the New Orleans Saints prepared to kickoff, St. Brown tweeted:
Won’t be at home this time next year.
— Equanimeous (@Equanimeous) January 20, 2019
The Packers missed the playoffs for the second year in a row, going 6-9-1. Head coach Mike McCarthy was fired in week 13 after 12 years at the helm following a 20-17 loss to the cellar-dwelling Arizona Cardinals. McCarthy ended his time in Green Bay with a record of 135-85-2, but rumors of a rift between him and franchise quarterback Aaron Rodgers coupled with disappointing seasons was enough to force the notoriously loyal Packers’ front office to fire McCarthy.
On Jan. 8, the Packers hired the Tennessee Titans’ offensive coordinator Matt LaFleur. He has spent time as quarterbacks coach of the Washington Redskins and the Atlanta Falcons before moving on to be the offensive coordinator of the Los Angeles Rams and then the Titans.
St. Brown was selected by the Packers in the sixth round of the 2018 draft. Through his rookie season, he had just 21 receptions for 328 yards and no touchdowns. The biggest moment of his young professional career came in week six, on October 15 against the San Francisco 49ers on Monday Night Football. With 15 seconds left in the game, St. Brown recorded a critical 19-yard catch that helped set up a game-winning field goal by Mason Crosby.
Aaron Rodgers turned 35 in December, if the Packers are to compete for a second Super Bowl title with Rodgers under center, they’ll likely have to do it within the next couple of seasons.