In a mediocre performance by the Green Bay Packers last season, defense was one of the many weaknesses.
Free agency could benefit Green Bay this offseason.
As of right now, there are three free-agent defenders the team should consider signing.
3. Patrick Peterson
Though the Packers secondary already has talent, there were many head-scratching moments. Allowing multiple receivers to win the one-on-one battle was ridiculous, considering the hype of our secondary. Changes need to be made.
Former Minnesota Vikings cornerback Patrick Peterson is a free agent. Coming off last season with 56 tackles, five interceptions, and 15 pass deflections, Peterson would be the perfect addition to the Packers secondary.
When playing against the Packers, Peterson was a problem for receivers. So, it would only make sense for him to play with the Packers rather than for the opposition. By creating turnovers and playing aggressive, Peterson can turn the secondary in the right direction.
2. Jason Pierre-Paul
Jason Pierre-Paul has been one of the most impactful linebackers in the NFL today. With his new free-agent status, whoever acquires him will add tremendous value to their defense. Hopefully, it will be the Packers.
While last season wasn’t his best, Pierre-Paul still played his heart out with 17 tackles, three sacks, and one interception. In the Packers’ heartbreaking playoff loss to Tampa Bay a couple years ago, Pierre-Paul was a huge contributor.
Green Bay desperately needs more defenders who can dominate the line of scrimmage. Jason Pierre-Paul can easily fill that role.
1. Bobby Wagner
The latest free-agent linebacker Bobby Wagner is coming off another hot season with 81 tackles, six sacks, and two interceptions. Many teams will take interest in signing him. Signing him should be a no-brainer for the Packers.
He forces turnovers, altering the momentum of the game. Being such a tough competitor, he would motivate the rest of the defense to improve their game, something that is much needed for that group.
Bobby Wagner has been one of the top linebackers in the NFL in recent years. Thus, signing him should be the number one priority for the Packers in free agency this offseason.