9. Find upgrade at tight end
Finding a difference maker at tight end could take the Packers offense to the next level. It’s why they’ve made it a priority in free agency the past few seasons.
Travis Kelce played a huge role in the Kansas City Chiefs’ offensive success this season, finishing with an impressive 1,336 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns. That would’ve been good for the all-time single-season record by a tight end, but George Kittle broke it the same day to finish with 1,377 yards to go with five touchdown catches.
It will be difficult to find a player on the level of Kelce or Kittle, but if the Packers can add a tight end that makes a difference as a receiver, it’ll go a long way to getting the offense back on track.
Jimmy Graham can still play an important role, but he needs to improve next season after finishing 2018 with just two touchdown catches.
Maybe the answer will come in the early-rounds of the 2019 NFL Draft. A lot of fans are hoping the Packers will select Iowa’s T.J. Hockenson in the first round, and I find it hard to disagree. Hockenson could have a huge impact right away.
With more production from their tight ends, the Packers offense will move a step closer to playing at a championship level.