1. De’Vondre Campbell
De’Vondre Campbell deserves to get paid this offseason. It’s just unclear whether the Packers can afford to keep him.
Campbell signed a one-year deal worth $2 million in the offseason. Now he should be looking at a deal worth considerably more than that. Pro Football Focus projects that Campbell will make $9 million per year on a two-year deal.
There’s no doubt the Packers will want him back.
Campbell was named a first-team All-Pro after a dominant season in Green Bay. He helped the defense reach a new level and will be difficult to replace if he’s gone. However, it’s not as simple as just giving him the contract he wants. The Packers already have to clear $50 million in cap space. They may soon be adding a franchise tag on top of that for Davante Adams.
All it takes is one team with cap space searching for a difference-maker at inside linebacker and Campbell could be offered a deal the Packers can’t afford to match.
Unless he is willing to take less money to remain in Green Bay, Campbell could be playing for a new team in 2022. For the Packers, inside linebacker would once again become one of their top positional needs in the offseason.