Three moves Packers fans would love to see this offseason
The offseason has just begun, and already Packers fans are creating their wish lists for moves they’d like the team to make.
Even though their season ended a short three weeks ago, the Green Bay Packers have a full slate of offseason activities starting soon. The NFL Combine begins on February 23, the free agency period officially begins at 3:00 p.m. CT on March 18, and the NFL Draft starts on April 23.
Being only a game away from the Super Bowl, it’s easy to see why fans are tweeting who they want to the Packers to draft or sign or trade for. Things are looking up for Green Bay, and many want the Packers to sell out to win now, especially given that Aaron Rodgers will turn 37 during next season. His window isn’t getting any wider, so many fans believe it’s time for Gutey to go all out and get Rodgers a ton of weapons.
With a few moves, such as cutting Jimmy Graham and Lane Taylor, the Packers can save some cap space that will allow them to make a couple of big moves this offseason, similar to what they did last year when they brought in the Smiths and Adrian Amos.
This time around, I think a lot of people would love to see the Packers load up the offensive side of the ball and give Rodgers, Davante Adams, and Aaron Jones some help.
I’ve seen a lot of different suggestions on what the Packers should do, and here are three individual moves (not all happening) that I think would make most Packers fans excited.
1. Sign Hunter Henry
The Packers haven’t had a true receiving threat at the tight end position since they had Jermichael Finley. Jared Cook was probably as close as they got and he wasn’t really all that effective until the end of the 2016 season. Since then, they’ve tried investing in veterans Martellus Bennett and Jimmy Graham, who were both busts.
Yes, I understand Hunter Henry has an injury history, but when he is healthy, he is one of the better receiving tight ends in the league, certainly better than Graham has been in the past two seasons. And a better blocker too.
I know they have Jace Sternberger, who missed a chunk of the season with an injury but made some plays toward the end of the season, but if the Packers are all-in right now to get a ring with Rodgers, bringing in Henry with Sternberger would give the Packers a great 1-2 punch at the position, following the Patriots’ blueprint.
Now, the Chargers will likely fight to keep him, but if the Packers could get a hold of him, he’d be a great weapon for Rodgers and Matt LaFleur.