3. Both Teams Learning a New Offense
Mitch Trubisky and company won’t be the only players learning a new offense as they head into camp. Tom Clements has served as the Packers’ offensive coordinator since the 2012 season, so a new coordinator for the Packers means that both teams will have to spend a lot of time learning a new system.
Yes, new offensive coordinator Joe Philbin was the team’s-more importantly, Aaron Rodger’s-offensive coordinator from 2007-2011. While Rodgers will have less of a learning curve than his teammates, there will be still an adjusting period for the veteran. Philbin also wasn’t there for most of the young offensive pieces on this team such as Devantae Adams, Jimmy Graham, and Ty Montgomery, so it makes losing a guy like Jordy Nelson even more meaningful.
The Chicago Bears also have a lot to learn in Matt Nagy’s offense, especially with second-year quarterback Mitch Trubisky. The benefit that the Bears have in this regard is that this entire offense is like a custom, Burberry suit- tailored for the young signal-caller. Every addition to the offense has been made to benefit Trubisky, from Allen Robinson to Mark Helfrich. From trading up for Anthony Miller, to retaining QB coach, Dave Ragone.
All the pieces of this offense flocked from their respective abodes to come and play in this system and help Mitch Trubisky, so this will be a really enthusiastic and dynamic group.