In the five seasons that Matt LaFleur has been head coach of the Green Bay Packers, four different players have led the team in scoring. Only one of them, however, is still on the current roster and his spot on the 2024 team is not guaranteed. So, who is most likely to lead the Packers in points in 2024? With an offense featuring no clear-cut number one receiver and a battle at kicker, this is more wide-open than it has been in recent seasons. Here is a look at the top five candidates to lead the Packers in points in 2024. Rankings are based on the players’ history, their projected roles on the team this season and their health status and injury history.

Packers Most Likely to Lead the team in Scoring, Candidate Number Five: WR Christian Watson

The key for Christian Watson will be staying healthy. Watson has only played in 23 games in his first two NFL seasons, missing 11 due to injuries. He’s also been on a play count in many games he did appear in.

Watson caught 12 total touchdown passes in two seasons and ran for two more scores. He is the Packers primary deep threat with his elite size and speed.

Quarterback Jordan Love became more accurate on deep throws as the 2023 season progressed. If he continues to improve in that area and Watson stays healthy, Watson can lead the Packers in scoring this year.

Number Four: WR Jayden Reed

Wide receiver Jayden Reed tied for the Packers team lead with eight touchdown catches in his rookie year. He added two more touchdowns on running plays for a total of 10. He accomplished this despite playing only 56 percent of the team’s offensive snaps.

Reed primarily lined up as the slot receiver in 2023. If he earns a bigger role in a crowded receiving room, Reed could easily have double-digit touchdown catches this season.

The former Michigan State star also led the Packers in catches and receiving yards last year and has demonstrated the potential to do more in 2024.

Packers Most Likely to Lead the team in Scoring, Candidate Number Three: WR Romeo Doubs

Romeo Doubs tied for the team lead in touchdown catches last season with eight. No receiver on the Packers current roster seems to have more chemistry with Love than Doubs, who has worked closely with the second-year starter both during the season and offseason.

Doubs is not the fastest Packers receiver or the tallest, but he has been the most consistent. Doubs is also clutch and has been Love’s go-to target on key third down situations and in the red zone.

Although the Packers receiving room is crowded and competition is tough, Love has to be considered a candidate to lead the Packers in scoring this season.

Number Two: RB Josh Jacobs

Josh Jacobs will replace Aaron Jones as the Packers primary running back. Jacobs has already proven he can score touchdowns and twice has scored 12 rushing touchdowns in a season in his career. Unlike Jones, Jacobs has proven he can be a bell cow back and make 25 or 30 carries per game if needed. That will give him more chances to score.

The Packers also expect Jacobs to play a bigger role as a receiver out of the backfield which would give him more chances to reach the end zone.

If he stays healthy, look for Jacobs to have a good chance to lead the Packers in touchdowns and scoring.

Packers Most Likely to Lead the team in Scoring, Candidate Number One: K Anders Carlson

Anders Carlson led the Packers in scoring last season with 115 points. The rookie was also extremely inconsistent and led the NFL in missed kicks. He whiffed on six field goals and give extra points during the regular season and two more kicks in the playoffs.

The Packers signed two kickers to compete with Carlson during the offseason but have since released Jack Podlesny. That leaves veteran Greg Joseph as Carlson’s remaining competition for the kicking job. It remains possible that GM Brian Gutekunst could sign another kicker before training camp begins.

The Packers would prefer for Carlson to win the kicking job as he has a strong leg, and they invested a sixth-round pick in him. To do that, Carlson needs to be more consistent, or the Packers will go with Joseph or another kicker.

If Carlson wins the kicking job, he will be the top candidate to lead the Packers in scoring in 2024.




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