5 ways Packers can go all-in for 2022 season with Aaron Rodgers

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Green Bay Packers, Kenny Clark
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3. Restructure, restructure, restructure

If the focus truly is on the present and not the future, the aim should be to push money into future years to clear cap space for 2022. The more cap room available in the short term, the more key free agents can be re-signed and the more flexibility Brian Gutekunst has to strengthen the roster.

Green Bay will likely need to restructure some contracts regardless, but an all-in season would require lots of it, just as we saw a year ago.

The team could save some cap space by restructuring some deals. Kenny Clark and David Bakhtiari could be candidates.

It’s risky to take this approach. While it allows for some short-term cap savings, pushing money into future years would mean more cap issues down the line. That could significantly hurt a rebuild in the coming seasons and could lengthen it somewhat.

But the future isn’t a concern in this scenario. We’re talking about the Packers doing everything they can to go all in for the 2022 season, with Rodgers and as many star players returning as possible.

Restructuring contracts is one way to go. Another is to work on contract extensions, which is what we will come on to next.