The Green Bay Packers are seventh in FanSided’s post-free agency rankings, and it’s unsurprising to see them drop a couple of positions.
The first wave of free agency saw some huge moves going down across the league, including Tom Brady’s surprising decision to leave the New England Patriots and sign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. But for the Green Bay Packers, it’s been a relatively quiet start to the new league year.
The Packers have made three signings in total from other teams, while also re-signing a few of their own free agents. New additions Christian Kirksey, Ricky Wagner, and Devin Funchess all play at positions of need, but none of these signings move the needle for the Packers.
As a result, it’s no surprise to see Green Bay slip a couple of positions in FanSided’s post-free agency power rankings. The Packers are in seventh, down two spots.
They’re still among the best teams in the league and will be serious playoff contenders in 2020. The article notes that Green Bay is “still the top team in the NFC North but not by much”.
It was clear entering the offseason they had a lot of work to do to close the gap to the NFC-champion San Francisco 49ers, and the same is true when looking at the Kansas City Chiefs from the AFC. The Packers are a long way off both teams and haven’t done nearly enough to change that a week into free agency.
But here’s the good news. It’s not even April yet. Free agency moves can still be made and the Packers will have opportunities to strengthen the roster prior to the draft. And the three-day event to follow will also give Brian Gutekunst a great chance to strengthen the offense and run defense.
But fans hoping for a big addition in free agency will be disappointed. That’s yet to happen and, for the time being, the Packers have taken a step back.