After helping lead the Green Bay Packers to a Super Bowl victory, James Starks entered last year with some serious promise.
However, unfortunate injuries and the return of Ryan Grant led to a much lighter load (133 fewer carries) for Starks last season.
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Starks had one fewer carry than Grant, but finished with 19 more yards and averaged 0.1 more yards per carry. Grant scored one more touchdown, but Starks had three more explosive 20+ yard plays.
It was a mixed bag through the air as well. Grant chalked up a score and more yards (268 to 216), but Starks caught more passes (29 to 19). Starks is just 26 and has less wear on his tires with 162 fewer career carries.
Grant, 29, has carried the ball 924 times in his career and is still searching for a new home for this fall. It’s clearly Starks’ turn to take on the lead role out of the backfield for the Packers.
Obviously Green Bay is a pass-oriented offense, so I will temper my expectations. However, the t...