EDGE Jason Pierre-Paul
The Packers have a dominant pass-rush duo with Rashan Gary and Preston Smith. They have both started the 2022 season well.
According to Pro Football Reference, the pair have combined for four sacks, eight pressures, four quarterback knockdowns, and two hurries in the opening two games.
A concern is that the Packers rely too heavily on their starting edge rushers without much support from the backups. No other edge rusher on the roster has made a pressure so far this season, per Pro Football Reference.
Adding a veteran pass rusher to provide depth behind the starters would make some sense, and three-time Pro Bowler Jason Pierre-Paul is still available.
Pierre-Paul had a quieter 2021 season with just 2.5 sacks and five quarterback hits, but he was a Pro Bowler in 2020, having made 9.5 sacks and 14 quarterback hits.
As a backup behind Gary and Smith, he wouldn’t need to start every game and could be saved for passing downs. This role could suit him perfectly, allowing him to have a productive season.
Gary and Smith have made an excellent start to the season and the Packers also have good interior pass rushers along the defensive line. But depth at edge rusher remains an issue. Signing a veteran like Pierre-Paul could make a difference.