Five moves Packers need to make in 2021 offseason

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A week has passed since the Green Bay Packers‘ NFC Championship defeat to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

This team was talented enough to be preparing for the Super Bowl later this week but, instead, they must turn the page to a long offseason ahead. As Tom Brady looks to add yet another championship, Aaron Rodgers enters an uncertain offseason with plenty of speculation since his comments a week ago.

Rodgers might not throw another 48 touchdown passes next season but he showed he’s still on top of his game. He will likely be the starting quarterback in 2021, and as long as that’s the case, this team will be in contention for the Super Bowl.

Let’s look at five moves GM Brian Gutekunst needs to make this offseason.

5. Commit to winning with Aaron Rodgers

Whether intended or not, drafting Jordan Love showed the team’s intention to make a transition at quarterback in the next few years. When that happens remains to be seen, but Rodgers’ performances say a lot more than any of his press conferences can. He’s still one of the best QBs in the league and the Packers can’t let him go anytime soon.

It’s one thing to say Rodgers will be back, it’s another to fully commit.

The Love era is still a way off. What the Packers can’t allow is to not give it everything in Rodgers’ final season (or few) in Green Bay. Can they win a Super Bowl? Absolutely. But they need to commit to Rodgers in the short term and do whatever it takes to strengthen the roster around him.