I don't know if you can call this one a certainty, but the evidence seems to be piling up for Jaire Alexander to potentially be traded in the 2024 offseason. The Packers suspended Alexander in Week 17 for conduct detrimental to the team after he anointed and appointed himself as a team captain and nearly botched the coin toss.
Alexander is one of the best (and most well-paid) cornerbacks in football, but the Packers are about to come to a fork in the road with him and they might try to get as much value as they can on the trade market.
This report from ESPN's Adam Schefter really does a great job of outlining exactly why Alexander's time in Green Bay might soon be coming to a close.
"There are other factors at stake for the Packers, who prefer that their players participate in their offseason program in Green Bay, which Alexander hasn't done. He surrendered a $700,000 workout bonus last spring to skip the Packers' offseason program and work out in Florida instead.- ESPN's Adam Schefter
Green Bay also must consider Alexander's injury history; he has missed nine games this season -- three because of a back injury, then another six contests because of a shoulder injury. Alexander returned last week in Carolina, only to be involved in the coin toss fiasco that led to his suspension for Sunday's game against Minnesota."
It seems like the Packers have a long list of reasons to potentially let Alexander go this offseason. I do think they would get a decent haul for him in a trade, as Alexander has a track record of being one of the best corners in the game, and he will be just 27 years old next season.
As much as the cornerback position could (will) be an area of need in 2024 for the Packers, they could really load up on draft capital this year and next, address the position that way, and move on from a player whose issues seem to be piling up.