Aaron Rodgers contract and 9 other terrible Packers moves Brian Gutekunst regrets
9. Ignoring special teams for far too long
Thankfully, Brian Gutekunst has placed an emphasis on adding special teams contributors over the past year. However, it took a playoff humiliation to finally make significant changes.
The Packers ignored special teams for far too long. After years of disappointing play on fourth down, the Packers hit rock bottom when a blocked field goal and blocked punt returned for a touchdown cost them in the divisional round loss to the San Francisco 49ers in January 2022.
8. Not drafting Creed Humphrey
The Packers needed a center in the 2021 NFL Draft, and Gutekunst chose Josh Myers over Creed Humphrey, who went a pick later. Myers has been frustratingly inconsistent, while Humphrey is an All-Pro and Pro Bowler for the Kansas City Chiefs.
We're only two years removed from the 2021 draft, but Gutekunst got this one wrong.
7. Signing Jimmy Graham
Green Bay needed a tight end in 2018, but signing Jimmy Graham to a three-year, $30 million contract was not the answer.
Graham failed to make an impact for the Packers, catching just five touchdown passes over two seasons. The Packers released Graham with a year remaining on his deal, and he ended up signing for the Chicago Bears.
Gutekunst took a risk, and it didn't work out.