When looking at the Green Bay Packers‘ contracts, a lot of credit needs to be given to Brian Gutekunst and Russ Ball. The two have managed the Packers’ salary cap well. Given the star players on this roster, along with the impact of the pandemic, it was always going to be a challenge.
The best players earn big money. The Packers’ great roster means they have a lot of cap space taken up by stars. And many of those contracts were signed with the expectation of the salary cap increasing each year, not being reduced as we’ve seen in 2021.
But that’s not to say every contract situation is a good one. The Packers will have to be creative again next year to get under the salary cap, and some of the contracts will create a few challenges.
Today, we’ll look at three of the worst contract situations for the Packers following the 2021 season. That doesn’t mean the players don’t deserve the contracts they signed, but rather the salary cap situation isn’t ideal for the Packers and is something they’ll need to address next offseason. So let’s get started.
Note: For this article, all contract numbers are according to Over The Cap.