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NFC North – 2019 Offseason Transactions Jul 2019
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2019 NFL notable offseason transactions and notes – NFC North



Chicago Bears

Coaching/Front Office Changes:

Left:

DC Vic Fangio

Hired:

DC Chuck Pagano

Player Additions:

WR Cordarrelle Patterson (from New England)
CB Buster Skrine (from New York Jets)
RB Mike Davis (from Seattle)
S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix (from Washington)
G Ted Larsen (from Miami)
WR Marvin Hall (from Atlanta)

Player Subtractions:

RB Jordan Howard
S Adrian Amos
SCB Bryce Callahan
LB Sam Acho
TE Dion Sims
K Cody Parkey
WR Josh Bellamy
TE Daniel Brown
G Eric Kush
G Bryan Witzmann
WR Kevin White

Draft:

Round 3 · Pick 10 (73) David Montgomery RB Iowa State
Round 4 · Pick 24 (126) Riley Ridley WR Georgia
Round 6 · Pick 33 (205) Duke Shelley CB Kansas State
Round 7 · Pick 8 (222) Kerrith Whyte RB Florida Atlantic
Round 7 · Pick 24 (238) Stephen Denmark CB Valdosta State

2018 Offensive Rankings:
Yards/Gm – 343.9 (Rank: 21), Pass Yards/Gm – 222.8 (Rank: 21), Rush Yards/Gm – 121.1 (Rank: 11), Points/Gm – 26.3 (Rank: 9), Adjusted Line Yards – 3.92 (Rank: 28), Adjusted Sack Rate – 6.0% (Rank: 7)

2018 Defensive Rankings:
Yards/Gm – 299.7 (Rank: 3), Pass Yards/Gm – 219.7 (Rank: 7), Rush Yards/Gm – 80.0 (Rank: 1), Points/Gm – 17.7 (Rank: 1), Fantasy Points/Gm – 11.69 (Rank: 1), Adjusted Line Yards – 3.97 (Rank: 8), Adjusted Sack Rate – 7.5% (Rank: 12), DVP vs. QB FPs/Gm – 12.9 (Rank: 2), DVP vs. RB FPs/Gm – 12.9 (Rank: 1), DVP vs. WR FPs/Gm – 22.07 (Rank: 10), DVP vs. TE FPs/Gm – 5.71(Rank: 9), *Zone % Approximate – 42% (Rank: 25), Man % Approximate – 45% (Rank: 9).

Projected Starting Lineup:

QB: Mitchell Trubisky
RB: David Montgomery (R)
GLB: Mike Davis
3RB: Tarik Cohen
WR: Allen Robinson
WR: Taylor Gabriel
WR: Anthony Miller
TE: Trey Burton

Notes:

Current projected win total across most books: 9.5 (Rank 6 tied).

Offense:
RB Montgomery could have sleeper potential.
O-line should be improved.
Trubisky run success is better against man coverage.

Defense:
Target opposing SWRs.

Detroit Lions

Coaching/Front Office Changes:

Fired:

OC Jim Bob Cooter

Hired:

OC Darrell Bevell

Player Additions:

DE Trey Flowers (from New England)
CB Justin Coleman (from Seattle)
TE Jesse James (from Pittsburgh)
WR Danny Amendola (from Miami)
G Oday Aboushi (from Arizona)
S Andrew Adams (from Tampa Bay)
WR Tommylee Lewis (from New Orleans)
RB C.J. Anderson (from Los Angeles Rams)
CB Rashaan Melvin (from Oakland)
TE Logan Thomas (from Buffalo)

Player Subtractions:

S Glover Quinn
WR Bruce Ellington
G T.J. Lang
CB Nevin Lawson
TE Luke Willson
DE Kerry Hyder
DE Ezekiel Ansah
RB LeGarrette Blount
WR T.J. Jones
TE Levine Toilolo
QB Matt Cassell

Draft:

Round 1 · Pick 8 (8) T.J. Hockenson TE Iowa
Round 2 · Pick 11 (43) Jahlani Tavai LB Hawaii
Round 3 · Pick 18 (81) Will Harris S Boston College
Round 4 · Pick 15 (117) Austin Bryant DE Clemson
Round 5 · Pick 8 (146) Amani Oruwariye CB Penn State
Round 6 · Pick 11 (184) Travis Fulgham WR Old Dominion
Round 6 · Pick 13 (186) Ty Johnson RB Maryland
Round 7 · Pick 10 (224) Isaac Nauta TE Georgia
Round 7 · Pick 15 (229) P.J. Johnson DT Arizona

2018 Offensive Rankings:
Yards/Gm – 327.3 (Rank: 24), Pass Yards/Gm – 223.5 (Rank: 20), Rush Yards/Gm – 103.8 (Rank: 23), Points/Gm – 20.3 (Rank: 25), Adjusted Line Yards – 4.14 (Rank: 20), Adjusted Sack Rate – 6.3% (Rank: 12)

2018 Defensive Rankings:
Yards/Gm – 335.0 (Rank: 10), Pass Yards/Gm – 224.9 (Rank: 8), Rush Yards/Gm – 110.1 (Rank: 10), Points/Gm – 22.5 (Rank: 16), Fantasy Points/Gm – 6.25 (Rank: 22), Adjusted Line Yards – 4.472 (Rank: 20), Adjusted Sack Rate – 8.1% (Rank: 5), DVP vs. QB FPs/Gm – 17.39 (Rank: 18), DVP vs. RB FPs/Gm – 18.87 (Rank: 17), DVP vs. WR FPs/Gm – 22.92 (Rank: 16), DVP vs. TE FPs/Gm – 7.12 (Rank: 15), *Zone % Approximate – 37% (Rank: 29), Man % Approximate – 49% (Rank: 5).

Projected Starting Lineup:

QB: Matthew Stafford
RB: Kerryon Johnson
GLB: Kerryon Johnson
3RB: Theo Riddick
WR: Marvin Jones
WR: Kenny Golladay
WR: Danny Amendola
TE: T.J. Hockenson (R)

Notes:

Current projected win total across most books: 6.5 (Rank 25 tied).

Offense:
With new OC Bevell, run game expected to be emphasized more in neutral script scenarios.
Kerryon Johnson starts with a good matchup in week 1 (@ Arizona).

Green Bay Packers

Coaching/Front Office Changes:

Fired:

HC Joe Philbin

Hired:

HC Matt LaFleur
OC Nathaniel Hackett

Player Additions:

OLB Za’Darius Smith (from Baltimore)
OLB Preston Smith (from Washington)
S Adrian Amos (from Chicago)
G Billy Turner (from Denver)

Player Subtractions:

WR Randall Cobb
OLB Clay Matthews
OLB Nick Perry
DT Muhammad Wilkerson
LB Jake Ryan
CB Bashaud Breeland
S Kentrell Brice
TE Lance Kendricks

Draft:

Round 1 · Pick 12 (12) Rashan Gary DE Michigan
Round 1 · Pick 21 (21) Darnell Savage S Maryland
Round 2 · Pick 12 (44) Elgton Jenkins C Mississippi State
Round 3 · Pick 12 (75) Jace Sternberger TE Texas A&M
Round 5 · Pick 12 (150) Kingsley Keke DE Texas A&M
Round 6 · Pick 12 (185) Ka’Dar Hollman CB Toledo
Round 6 · Pick 22 (194) Dexter Williams RB Notre Dame
Round 7 · Pick 12 (226) Ty Summers LB Texas Christian

2018 Offensive Rankings:
Yards/Gm – 369.1 (Rank: 12), Pass Yards/Gm – 264.9 (Rank: 9), Rush Yards/Gm – 104.2 (Rank: 22), Points/Gm – 23.5 (Rank: 14), Adjusted Line Yards – 4.71 (Rank: 7), Adjusted Sack Rate – 7.9% (Rank: 21)

2018 Defensive Rankings:
Yards/Gm – 354.4 (Rank: 18), Pass Yards/Gm – 234.5 (Rank: 12), Rush Yards/Gm – 119.1 (Rank: 22), Points/Gm – 25.0 (Rank: 22), Fantasy Points/Gm – 5.94 (Rank: 25), Adjusted Line Yards – 4.78 (Rank: 27), Adjusted Sack Rate – 7.7% (Rank: 10), DVP vs. QB FPs/Gm – 17.76 (Rank: 21), DVP vs. RB FPs/Gm – 19.81 (Rank: 20), DVP vs. WR FPs/Gm – 26.56 (Rank: 28), DVP vs. TE FPs/Gm – 6.35 (Rank: 13), *Zone % Approximate – 37% (Rank: 30), Man % Approximate – 52% (Rank: 4).

Projected Starting Lineup:

QB: Aaron Rodgers
RB: Aaron Jones
GLB: Aaron Jones
3RB: Aaron Jones
WR: Davante Adams
WR: Marques Valdes-Scantling
WR: Geronimo Allison
TE: Jimmy Graham

Notes:

Current projected win total across most books: 9.5 (Rank 6 tied).

Offense:
WR Jake Kumerow may have dart-throw potential on the perimeter.
RB Dexter Williams projected as a good fit in LaFleur’s zone blocking scheme. Preseason target potential.

Minnesota Vikings

Coaching/Front Office Changes:

Hired:

OC Kevin Stefanski

Player Additions:

DT Shamar Stephen (from Seattle)
G Josh Kline (from Tennessee)

Player Subtractions:

S Andrew Sendejo
G Mike Remmers
WR Kendall Wright
T Tom Compton
QB Trevor Siemian
DT Sheldon Richardson
S George Iloka
RB Latavius Murray
C Nick Easton
CB Marcus Sherels
WR Aldrick Robinson
TE Josiah Price

Draft:

Round 1 · Pick 18 (18) Garrett Bradbury C North Carolina State
Round 2 · Pick 18 (50) Irv Smith TE Alabama
Round 3 · Pick 39 (102) Alexander Mattison RB Boise State
Round 4 · Pick 12 (114) Dru Samia G Oklahoma
Round 5 · Pick 24 (162) Cameron Smith LB USC
Round 6 · Pick 18 (190) Armon Watts DT Arkansas
Round 6 · Pick 19 (191) Marcus Epps S Wyoming
Round 6 · Pick 21 (193) Olisaemeka Udoh T Elon
Round 7 · Pick 3 (217) Kris Boyd CB Texas
Round 7 · Pick 25 (239) Dillon Mitchell WR Oregon
Round 7 · Pick 33 (247) Olabisi Johnson WR Colorado State
Round 7 · Pick 36 (250) Austin Cutting LS Air Force

2018 Offensive Rankings:
Yards/Gm – 345.6 (Rank: 20), Pass Yards/Gm – 252.3 (Rank: 13), Rush Yards/Gm – 93.3 (Rank: 30), Points/Gm – 22.5 (Rank: 19), Adjusted Line Yards – 4.096 (Rank: 23), Adjusted Sack Rate – 6.1% (Rank: 9)

2018 Defensive Rankings:
Yards/Gm – 309.7 (Rank: 4), Pass Yards/Gm – 196.3 (Rank: 3), Rush Yards/Gm – 113.46 (Rank: 14), Points/Gm – 21.3 (Rank: 9), Fantasy Points/Gm – 7.75 (Rank: 8), Adjusted Line Yards – 4.60 (Rank: 24), Adjusted Sack Rate – 9.3% (Rank: 2), DVP vs. QB FPs/Gm – 13.83 (Rank: 3), DVP vs. RB FPs/Gm – 18.31 (Rank: 14), DVP vs. WR FPs/Gm – 16.91 (Rank: 2), DVP vs. TE FPs/Gm – 5.58 (Rank: 6), *Zone % Approximate – 43% (Rank: 20), Man % Approximate – 43% (Rank: 12).

Projected Starting Lineup:

QB: Kirk Cousins
RB: Dalvin Cook
GLB: Dalvin Cook
3RB: Dalvin Cook
WR: Adam Thielen
WR: Stefon Diggs
WR: Laquon Treadwell
TE: Kyle Rudolph

Notes:

Current projected win total across most books: 9 (Rank 10 tied).

Offense:
HC Zimmer expected to emphasis the run game. Pass game should see more play action.

Defense:
Potential shadow – CB Xavier Rhodes

*Zone vs. Man Coverage % excludes hybrid/prevent coverages and offensive screen plays.

Last updated: July 18, 2019 at 11:44 am


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