The Green Bay Packers could have one of the best or worst teams in the NFL next season.
In February, it’s difficult to say.
There are several questions to be answered this offseason, and that’s still true even if we focus only on what’s to come before the start of the new league year in March.
What’s next for Aaron Rodgers? What about Allen Lazard, Robert Tonyan, and Marcedes Lewis?
Will the Packers need a new kicker for the first time since 2007? Who will start quarterback for the Packers in 2023: Aaron Rodgers or Jordan Love?
With all of these questions yet to be answered, it’s tough to find a spot for the Packers in updated NFL power rankings.
Packers 12th in NFL.com post-Super Bowl power rankings
In Dan Hanzus’ post-Super Bowl power rankings for NFL.com, Green Bay is 12th.
They are the highest-ranked team to have a losing record in 2022, and are above the New York Giants, Miami Dolphins, Seattle Seahawks, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who all made the playoffs.
And it’s understandable why they are so high.
If Aaron Rodgers returns, the Packers can absolutely get back into contention.
The development of young players like Christian Watson, Romeo Doubs, Quay Walker, and Zach Tom will be important. If they can continue to build the offensive line and add a tight end and wide receiver, the offense can take a step forward. Especially if Rodgers can stay healthy.
But if Rodgers is gone and Green Bay moves on from most of its free agents, the team could quickly fall in the power rankings, even if it isn’t entering a full rebuild.
It should make for a fascinating offseason. It all begins with Aaron Rodgers’ decision in the next few weeks. That is the key to determining the direction of this team over the coming months.