It’s never as easy as just keeping every talented player who becomes a free agent. For the most part, the Green Bay Packers do a good job of re-signing their star players, but there are times when there they should’ve brought back players who signed elsewhere.
There are, of course, many different factors to consider when working out which players to re-sign and who to let walk in free agency. That includes the team’s salary cap situation, the potential contract the player will likely get, talent, age, injury history, and current depth at that position.
Oftentimes, the Packers are able to re-sign their best players. Just last year, they worked out contract extensions with All-Pro left tackle David Bakhtiari and Pro Bowl defensive tackle Kenny Clark. Just before free agency got underway, they worked out a new deal with Pro Bowl running back Aaron Jones.
However, when looking back over the past few years, there are players the Packers probably should’ve re-signed. Sometimes that isn’t obvious at the time and it’s easy to say in hindsight. No general manager gets every decision right.
The Packers don’t make too many mistakes when it comes to re-signing players, but in the past few years, they should’ve brought back these three players.