3 free agents Green Bay Packers must re-sign in offseason

Green Bay Packers, Marquez Valdes-Scantling (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Marquez Valdes-Scantling (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images) /
2 of 4
Green Bay Packers, Marquez Valdes-Scantling
Green Bay Packers, Marquez Valdes-Scantling (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) /

Marquez Valdes-Scantling

It’s been great to see the improvements Marquez Valdes-Scantling has made each year. Now, he’s established himself as a reliable target in the passing game with the potential to make a game-changing play at any moment.

In other seasons, MVS has been a good deep threat for Green Bay. He’s still that, but that’s no longer all he offers this offense. Valdes-Scantling has become a more complete wide receiver and fixed many of his biggest areas of weakness such as drops.

According to Pro Football Reference, Valdes-Scantling had seven drops last season. Three in 2019 and five in 2018. This season, he’s dropped zero passes. That’s a real credit to the work MVS has put in to improve his game.

And while Valdes-Scantling is no longer just a deep threat, this part of his game strikes fear into defenses at all times. Rightly so. He can change the momentum of a game in an instant, as proven by his 75-yard touchdown against the Minnesota Vikings on the very first play of the drive.

Most of the Packers’ wide receivers will hit free agency in the spring — Randall Cobb and Amari Rodgers are the only exceptions. Re-signing them all won’t be easy and it’s possible Davante Adams could be playing elsewhere in 2022.

For the Packers, bringing back MVS should be high on the to-do list. He’s a game-changer and has become a reliable pass catcher over the past couple of seasons.