Predicting 5 Packers who have played final game in Green Bay

Green Bay Packers, Randall Cobb (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
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Green Bay Packers, Marquez Valdes-Scantling
Green Bay Packers, Marquez Valdes-Scantling (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) /

3. Marquez Valdes-Scantling

One position that could see significant changes this offseason is wide receiver. In total, Green Bay has five wide receivers set to hit free agency. Davante Adams, Marquez Valdes-Scantling, and Equanimeous St. Brown are unrestricted free agents. Allen Lazard is a restricted free agent. Malik Taylor is as exclusive rights free agent. Randall Cobb is under contract but could be a cap casualty.

The Packers are expected to franchise tag Davante Adams, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, which isn’t surprising given how important he is to the offense. If they do, they will need to create enough cap space to make it happen.

Unless the Packers and Adams agree an extension before then, they would likely have to begin the new league year with a cap hit of $19.13 million for Adams, which is Over The Cap’s projection for the cost of franchise-tagging a wide receiver this year.

That doesn’t leave much room to sign another one of their free-agent receivers. According to Spotrac’s market value projections, Valdes-Scantling should earn a new deal in the range of $8.7 million per year. If the Packers do indeed franchise-tag Adams, I don’t see how it would be possible to realistically re-sign MVS too.

The Packers would miss his ability to make game-changing plays, but he could be playing elsewhere in 2022.