Cornerback: When will the Packers address the position?
It’s not a matter of if the Packers will address the cornerback position this offseason, but when.
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Could Brian Gutekunst look to make a big free agency splash? Malcolm Butler would be a welcome addition to Green Bay’s secondary, but would cost top-10 cornerback money.
Following his benching by the Patriots in the Super Bowl, one can assume Butler will be looking for a new home this spring. And the Packers could absolutely have interest. Butler, after all, is a former All-Pro and Pro Bowler.
Maybe the Packers will be interested in Chicago’s Kyle Fuller, who is coming off an excellent 2017 season. It’s also possible Gutekunst looks at cheaper options on the market, such as Prince Amukamara.
Green Bay will also have options in the draft. When the Packers hit the clock at No. 14 in the first round, names like Iowa’s Josh Jackson or Ohio State’s Denzel Ward could still be available.
The Packers need a true No. 1 corner. King could develop into a very good player in Green Bay, but it’s still important to add more talent at the position this offseason, both through free agency and the draft.