3 best moves Packers made in 2023 offseason ranked
Packers best offseason moves No. 2: Rebuilding receiving corps
The time had come to make significant changes on offense. Green Bay got younger at wide receiver and tight end, replacing veteran starters with exciting prospects in the draft.
It would've been easy for the Packers to stick with what they had by offering new deals to starters like Allen Lazard and Robert Tonyan. Instead, Brian Gutekunst made the bold decision to hit the reset button. Part of that was financial. The Packers didn't have much cap space to sign players in free agency.
But getting younger makes sense as the Packers move forward with Jordan Love.
Green Bay drafted wide receivers Jayden Reed, Dontayvion Wicks, and Grant DuBose and tight ends Luke Musgrave and Tucker Kraft. It's unlikely all of these draft picks will work out, but this is a talented group with huge upside.
They join second-year wide receivers Christian Watson, Romeo Doubs, and Samori Toure, giving the Packers one of the league's most exciting young pass-catching groups.
It will take time and we can expect ups and downs this season. The Packers lack experience in the receiving corps, but they can grow together with Jordan Love. That's why moving on from Lazard, Tonyan, Randall Cobb, and Marcedes Lewis in free agency made sense.