8. Packers don’t face too many free agency headaches
Having already re-signed Davante Adams and Corey Linsley, the Packers have ticked off their top priorities on the to-do list. While general manager Brian Gutekunst has a tough decision to make with Morgan Burnett, there aren’t any other big names to be too concerned about.
Outside of Burnett, the Packers have nine remaining unrestricted free agents: Ahmad Brooks, Quinton Dial, Jahri Evans, Brett Goode, Demetri Goodson, Davon House, Jeff Janis, Ulrick John and Richard Rodgers.
None of those players will break the bank to re-sign, and the Packers may move on from a number of them.
Age is a concern for Brooks and Evans. They will only return to Green Bay if the price is right for the Packers. House could come back on a cheap one-year deal to offer some depth to the secondary.
It could be much worse for the Packers. For example, as things stand next offseason the list of free agents includes Clay Matthews, Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb, Ty Montgomery, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix and Damarious Randall (although the Packers could exercise Randall’s fifth-year option).
Every team has to make a few tough decisions in free agency. The Packers are no different. Ted Thompson did well to re-sign Adams and Linsley before the end of the regular season, making it a little more comfortable for Gutekunst in his first offseason.