Not that you've got to go out and spend every penny, but the Green Bay Packers have over $14 million in salary cap space available. A general manager's job is never finished in the NFL, and the Packers could certainly stand to add some players to the roster before the start of the 2023 season.
Even after trading away Aaron Rodgers, the Packers have to go into this season believing they've got a shot to win the wide-open NFC North. The Vikings won the division last year, but a lot of people around the league thought the Vikings were one of the luckiest teams in recent memory, winning all of their 11 regular season matchups decided by one score.
If Jordan Love can progress and play well, the Packers can win the NFC North, but they might need some additional help to do it. Luckily for them, there are an abnormal number of notable free agents still available leading up to the 2023 season. Which ones might the Packers take an interest in? Let's explore the options.
5 moves the Green Bay Packers could make before the 2023 season
1. Sign safety John Johnson III
The Green Bay Packers let go of Adrian Amos in free agency, and they let him linger out there on the market for quite some time. Although there were rumors that he could be brought back, Amos eventually moved on and signed a free agent contract with the New York Jets.
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Even after Amos signed with the Jets, the Packers could upgrade their depth and physicality in the safety room if they wanted. The Packers have a super-talented secondary and they could make it even better with the addition of John Johnson III.
Johnson has played his first six NFL seasons with the Rams and Browns and has proven to be effective in attacking the line of scrimmage. He had 101 total tackles last year and a career-best four tackles for loss. The Packers don't have to compromise keeping Rudy Ford in the starting lineup, either. Johnson can play a depth role and in certain packages.