Say what you will about the “potential” of Giovani Bernard and Tyler Eifert, but until the two rookies show they can live up to their lofty expectations in a regular season NFL game, there will be questions as to how much they can contribute in their first year in the league.
And while Marvin Jones and Mohamed Sanu are expected to improve in Year 2, they still didn’t exactly light the world on fire in their rookie years to the point that they’ll have improved enough over the offseason to help improve an offense that finished 22nd in total offense last year.
Make no mistake about it though: It’s certainly good enough to win 10 games this year and clinch another playoff berth, but this team has made no secret it wants to end the year holding the Lombardi Trophy. In order to do so, this offense has to make significant improvements, and they certainly have the pieces to.
Now, it’s just a matter of using them correctly while they steadily improve over the course of the season.