4. Drafting Jace Sternberger
Building on from the last point, Terry McLaurin was one of the wide receivers the Packers passed on in the 2019 NFL Draft. One selection before McLaurin went to the Washington Commanders, Green Bay selected Texas A&M tight end Jace Sternberger.
Sternberger was brought in to fix the Packers' need at tight end, primarily due to his receiving ability.
It never worked out for Sternberger in Green Bay. He struggled to get on the field and didn't make an impact when he did. The third-round pick had 114 yards and one touchdown across two seasons before being released early in his third season.
3. Not trading Aaron Rodgers in 2022
The time to trade Aaron Rodgers was a year ago.
Despite coming off back-to-back MVP seasons, the Packers couldn't get over the finish line. Disappointing home playoff losses to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and San Francisco 49ers meant a return to the Super Bowl had to wait.
The Packers were limited in cap room and were set to lose some important players. Running it back wasn't the answer. Finding a trade partner for Rodgers before he signed a huge new deal was the way to go.
Gutekunst didn't do it, and now the Packers are paying for it.