3 moves Packers must make after Davante Adams trade

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2. Sign Tyrann Mathieu

Don’t forget, this Packers team is all-in. They are built to win a championship now. It’s why they gave Aaron Rodgers a big new deal and re-signed All-Pro inside linebacker De’Vondre Campbell. Trading Adams hurts the Packers’ offense, but it doesn’t mean this team isn’t all-in to win a Super Bowl this year.

With additional cap room, why not make a big move in free agency to help the defense?

Three-time All-Pro and three-time Pro Bowl safety Tyrann Mathieu is still available. Mathieu is one of the best in the league at his position, while safety is a sneaky need for the Packers this offseason.

If Rasul Douglas is re-signed, Green Bay will have arguably the best cornerback trio in the league. Sign Mathieu to play alongside Adrian Amos and Darnell Savage, and we’re looking at a dominant secondary.

Spotrac’s market value projects that Mathieu will make $14.8 million per year. With some cap room to work with, the Packers have the opportunity to make a big signing in free agency. And like they have done with other deals this offseason, they could structure the contract to limit the cap hit in 2022.

Signing Mathieu could help Green Bay’s defense reach another level, and the Packers now have the cap room to make it happen.