After being effectively eliminated from playoff contention, what are the Green Bay Packers’ biggest priorities in the offseason to help them bounce back next season?
It’s been a tough season for the Packers. They were put behind the eight ball the moment Aaron Rodgers broke his right collarbone, and it’s incredible they even made it as far as they did. But even had they found a way to win and eventually reach the playoffs, the defensive struggles would have likely caught up with them in the postseason.
So what’s next? The Packers will compete for a playoff spot as long as it’s mathematically possible, but their dreams could officially come to an end as early as Monday night. The odds of a wild-card berth are basically zero, and the focus will soon shift to the offseason.
Seven seasons have passed since the Packers’ last Super Bowl appearance. Rodgers is 34-years-old and still only has one ring. He’s still got a number of years ahead of him, but the Packers have a lot of work to do to become legitimate championship contenders once again.
What will it take to bounce back in 2018? How can the Packers reestablish themselves as one of the NFC’s heavyweights? Looking ahead at what could be a busy offseason for general manager Ted Thompson, here’s five things the Packers must do.