The focus of the Green Bay Packers' offseason has been on improving their running game.
"Clearly ahead of where we were last year," he said about the backfield potential.
Then he made his guarantee.
"We'll be better; I promise you. You can write that down," he said, per the Packers' official website.
Cue the Packers fan thinking, "Well, they couldn't be much worse."
"Eddie is a bigger back, he can bring some power in the run game," Rodgers said. "Johnathan, he's a shifty guy, he's got some moves in the open field, he's a potentially three-down back. It gives us an interesting backfield look."
While there has been nothing but positive vibes about what the rookie runners will bring to an already potent Packers offense, Franklin knows it's still only June.
"I've got a long way to go," he said Tuesday, via the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "I'm confident. But ... we're in helmets and pajamas. I haven't done nothing yet, I haven't proven myself, I haven't paid my dues."
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