The 2018 season exposed a lot of weaknesses in this Green Bay Packers team, but as we turn our focus to 2019, here are five potential free agents that could give this roster a boost.
If Green Bay hopes to accelerate this mini-rebuild they will need to be more active in free agency, rather than just relying on the draft as they did during the Ted Thompson era.
There are plenty of free agents available and by no means will they get everyone on this list, but all five should be on Gutenkust’s radar.
1. Landon Collins, Safety
Green Bay has done a nice job at upgrading their secondary at the cornerback position, but Gutekunst still needs to find someone to solidify the backend of the secondary.
Landon Collins is a physical safety that excels in stopping the run and is a very good tackler, limiting the receivers yards after catch. An area that the Packers’ secondary has had issues with.
In 2018, Collins played in 12 games and recorded 96 total tackles, the 11th-most in the NFL, even though he didn’t play in four games. He also added five tackles for loss, two quarterback hits and four pass deflections.
Durability shouldn’t be a concern with Collins as this is the first season he has played less than 15 games in a season.
This was Collins final year of his four-year deal with the New York Giants that paid him a total of $6.1 million. In recent years the safety position has been devalued, so this may not be a situation where Green Bay will have to overpay to bring Collins in.