4. Tight end
The Green Bay Packers have signed a tight end in free agency three years in a row, but it’s a position of need again this offseason. Two of those signings, Lance Kendricks and Marcedes Lewis, will hit free agency this offseason and it’s unclear whether either will be back.
The Packers do have Jimmy Graham, but his first season in Green Bay was disappointing as Graham only caught two touchdown passes. Robert Tonyan is an exclusive-rights free agent but should be brought back. The Packers should add another talented tight end at some point this offseason.
The best option might be to turn to the draft, as there’s a lot of talent at the position in this year’s class. And with two first-round picks, the Packers could decide to select a tight end on the opening night of the draft.
There aren’t many options in free agency, but one name to watch is Jared Cook, who was of course with the Packers back in 2016. Considering the success he had working with Aaron Rodgers, a reunion with Cook would make sense.
Now, I’d still prefer the Packers to find their long-term answer at the position in the draft, and after putting up a career-best 896 yards and six touchdowns with the Raiders this past season, it’s possible signing Cook will cost more than the Packers are willing to pay.