Re-sign or let walk: Packers free agency predictions

TAMPA, FL - DECEMBER 21: Morgan Burnett
TAMPA, FL - DECEMBER 21: Morgan Burnett /
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Davon House, Cornerback

It was a sweet homecoming for Davon House. He signed a one-year contract to return to the Green Bay Packers, the team that drafted him in 2011.

House left Packers News after he emerged as a valuable starter in 2014. In Jacksonville, House had a career year in 2015. He recorded 23 pass defenses and had four interceptions.

When he returned to Green Bay, it was a dream come true. A veteran leader at a huge position of need.

However, he didn’t play all that well. Granted the expectations may have been too high for House. In reality, he doesn’t have the skills to be a top corner. He can be a major X-factor though.

Throughout 2017, we really didn’t see House do much. He did record an interception versus the Saints, but other than that, he was fairly quiet.

Maybe that was because he had his matchups on lockdown. When a corner isn’t talked about much that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. A quarterback, or at least a smart one, won’t throw to a player who is blanketed by good coverage.

Now that Damarious Randall is in Cleveland, the cornerback position is a HUGE need, it goes without saying.

It’s highly likely the Packers address this need in the draft AND free agency. That starts with re-signing House. He may not be the most impactful player on the roster, but he has veteran leadership.

The Packers are very young at corner, throughout the secondary really. Having a veteran voice like House is crucial. He will also be able to make plays on the field at times too.

Verdict: Re-sign 

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Morgan Burnett, Safety

The Packers need to address the secondary in free agency and the draft. There is no way around it. That starts with re-signing Morgan Burnett.

Burnett has been a fixture of the Packers defense since he was drafted in 2010. He has been a consistent piece surrounded by always-changing parts.

No matter who has been around him, Burnett has always produced at a high level.

Statistically, Burnett did not have a good season in the slightest. He had a career-low three pass defenses and did not record a single interception in 2017.

However, much like Davon House, Burnett is a veteran and a leader in the locker room.

The defense as a whole is surrounded by so much young, undeveloped talent. Having someone like Burnett will always be an asset.

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If the Packers choose not to re-sign him, there are a plethora of teams that would be willing to take him. Since he is still able to make an impact, re-signing him is crucial.

Verdict: Re-sign (duh)