The Green Bay Packers’ free agency blueprint and a seven-round mock draft.
The Green Bay Packers have just under $20 million in cap space this offseason, according to Spotrac. With a contract extension for Aaron Rodgers coming soon, that number could rise to $35 million. Here is what the Packers need to do to make sure they don’t take their star quarterback for granted any longer.
It’s no secret that the Packers are among the most frugal teams in free agency across the entire NFL. This offseason however, will have to be different. The Packers have become the slowest, most athletically average team in the league and have been repeatedly saved by arguably the greatest to ever do it at the quarterback position.
The Packers were somewhat active last offseason, signing tight end Martellus Bennett as an unrestricted free agent. Ted Thompson followed that up with several tier two and tier three signings such as tight end Lance Kendricks, linebacker Ahmad Brooks, cornerback Davon House, defensive tackle Ricky Jean-Francois and guard Jahri Evans.
Despite making signings at five different positions, the Packers still have needs at each of them as they head into the 2018 offseason. The team simply has to open up the checkbook and invest in more athletic, skilled players.
Here is a blueprint for success this offseason.