Packers’ tight end depth chart after first week of free agency
The Green Bay Packers need to start over at tight end.
Robert Tonyan won’t be back next season after signing with the division-rival Chicago Bears in free agency. Veteran Marcedes Lewis is still a free agent, and it’s possible he could follow Aaron Rodgers to the New York Jets.
That leaves the Packers without much experience at tight end, making it the team’s biggest offseason need.
Let’s take a look at the depth chart following the recent free agency moves.
Packers projected tight end depth chart after first week of free agency
- Josiah Deguara
- Tyler Davis
- Austin Allen
- Nick Guggemos
With Tonyan gone and Lewis potentially not back in 2023, the Packers lack depth at tight end. Can Josiah Deguara or Tyler Davis step into starting roles?
Most of the top free-agent tight ends are no longer available, although the Packers’ lack of cap space always made it unlikely they would be able to make a move.
Fortunately, April’s draft features a deep tight end class, so the Packers will have opportunities to potentially draft multiple talented players at the position.
Potential first-rounders include an outstanding pass-catcher in Dalton Kincaid, an excellent all-around tight end in Michael Mayer, and a dominant run-blocker and phenomenal athlete in Darnell Washington. All of them could help Green Bay’s offense.
There’s good depth in the class, too, so general manager Brian Gutekunst should have plenty of opportunities to double down, something he has often done at positions of need.
Would the Packers consider drafting a tight end in the first round instead of a pass rusher, tackle, or defensive lineman? Maybe not, but if ever there was a year to do it, it’s in this draft.
Looking at the current depth chart, it’s clear that Green Bay needs upgrades at tight end. Expect them to draft at least one tight end next month.