5 mistakes Packers made that have ruined 2022 season

Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers (Photo by Joshua Bessex/Getty Images)
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5. Packers should’ve gone all-in or started rebuild

When the offseason started, the Packers had two options. Go all-in with Aaron Rodgers, or rebuild without him. Instead, they did neither.

Option one was to give Rodgers a new deal and manage the salary cap to push money into future years and retain as many key players as possible. We saw that in March and April.

But the Packers also needed to be willing to make aggressive moves, potentially sacrifice the future, but do everything possible to win now.

Imagine the Packers had traded for A.J. Brown or made another big-time move.

Then there was option two. Accept that going all-in would be close to impossible with the Packers’ salary-cap mess.

After falling short in 2020 and 2021, perhaps the best opportunity to win had gone and it was time to restart.

Trade Aaron Rodgers. Trade Davante Adams. Move on from big contracts and start over.

It would’ve led to some short-term issues, but the Packers could’ve focused their entire draft on building a team around a young quarterback.

Instead, they got caught in between. They gave the impression they were all-in, but have repeatedly failed to pull off the moves necessary to put their team in the best position to win a championship in 2022.