Packers: Three worst contracts entering 2022 season

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What are the Green Bay Packers’ three worst contracts?

The Green Bay Packers had to push money into future years to get under the salary cap, which comes as a result of being a win-now team.

For now, the salary cap might look healthier, but the Packers will face more challenges in future years.

The Packers are all-in for a championship over the next couple of seasons. Beyond then, they could be looking at a rebuild as they take on some big cap hits from current contracts.

If the team wins a Super Bowl, the move will pay off and be worth it. If not, the potentially challenging seasons to follow could be even tougher to take.

This season alone, the Packers are paying approximately $20 million in dead cap hits for players no longer on the roster: Za’Darius Smith, Billy Turner, and Kevin King. That’s the price of signing players to big contracts and pushing cap hits into future seasons, as the Packers have done in recent years.

So, let’s look at some of the current deals. What are the Packers’ three worst contracts over the next couple of years?

Note: All contract numbers in this article are according to Spotrac.