Ranking the Green Bay Packers’ top seven moves this offseason.
It’s been an offseason of change for the Green Bay Packers. And with a new general manager comes a new philosophy. While Brian Gutekunst doesn’t look to be the complete opposite of his predecessor Ted Thompson, he’s shown a willingness to be more aggressive in both free agency and the draft.
It’s led to an interesting offseason. One that saw the Packers trade away their top cornerback from last year, Damarious Randall, sign Chicago Bears cornerback Kyle Fuller to an offer sheet, and then make two free agent signings after the draft, with more potentially on the way.
Gutekunst has done a good job of addressing many of the team’s top needs. It’s impossible to fix everything in a single offseason, but so far, it’s hard not to like the moves he’s made.
The Packers were active in free agency. For example, they had reported interest in wide receiver Allen Robinson, who eventually chose the Chicago Bears. Is there any way Ted Thompson would have tried to sign a player like Robinson? That’s doubtful.
The Gutekunst era is going to be an interesting one to follow. Assuming he remains in Green Bay for a number of years, he’ll be in charge for the final few years of Aaron Rodgers‘ career. We’ll see how Gutekunst plans to eventually make the transition at quarterback.
For now, let’s focus on 2018. What were the team’s best offseason moves this spring? Let’s count down the top seven.