Three ways Packers can show they are committed to Aaron Rodgers
3. Sign a defensive player or two
I know, I know. Cap space.
But hear me out. If the Packers were to complete the second step of this article and extend Adams’ contract, they could actually create some cap space for the upcoming season. And maybe that could be used to strengthen the defense.
The Packers have added talent at cornerback this offseason by drafting Eric Stokes and Shemar Jean-Charles. But there are still areas of need along the defense such as defensive line depth and inside linebacker. It would make sense to target these positions this summer as there are a number of talented free agents still available.
At defensive tackle, two-time Pro Bowler Kawann Short is still available. Geno Atkins, an eight-time Pro Bowler, is also a free agent. Former Packer Mike Pennel remains unsigned and could help strengthen the run defense.
At inside linebacker, Kwon Alexander and K.J. Wright would both be immediate starters in Joe Barry’s defense. Adding either player would make a lot of sense this summer.
Make some roster moves, strengthen the defense, and show Rodgers you’re all-in for another Super Bowl run.
Again, only Rodgers knows whether he’d even consider coming back to Green Bay and what needs to happen to make it a reality. But from a fan’s perspective, these are three moves the Packers can make that would show they’re committing to their MVP for 2021 and beyond.