Here we are at the start of February, with no idea the direction the Green Bay Packers will take this offseason.
Aaron Rodgers’ future will determine whether the Packers are all-in for the 2023 season, or whether building long-term is the better option.
Rodgers’ next step will shape the Packers’ offseason.
With that in mind, here are three players Green Bay could trade in the coming months.
Trading David Bakhtiari is the unlikeliest scenario. Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst said he wants Bakhtiari back, and it would make sense no matter who is at quarterback.
The only reason it could become an option is financial.
With limited cap space, trading Bakhtiari is a way Green Bay could make room. According to Over The Cap, trading Bakhtiari before June 1 would create $5.72 million. After June 1, they would save $17.29 million.
And there should be interest from other teams.
Bakhtiari showed he can still play at an All-Pro level this season. According to ESPN, he tied for first among all tackles in pass block win rate.
For a player coming off a significant knee injury, that’s pretty incredible.
If the Packers need to create cap space and start a rebuild, trading Bakhtiari could be an option.