Packers could trade De'Vondre Campbell
De'Vondre Campbell fixed a major need at inside linebacker when the Packers signed him two years ago. He was a first-team All-Pro in 2021, making plays against both the run and pass. Campbell backed it up with another good season in 2022, with 96 tackles, three pass defenses, and two interceptions, one of which he returned for a touchdown.
However, with the Packers no longer in win-now mode, could they move on from Campbell? He turns 30 this offseason, so Green Bay could decide to move forward with 2022 first-round pick Quay Walker and Isaiah McDuffie as their top two inside linebackers.
Again, it would be a cap-saving move that couldn't happen until after June 1. Campbell is set to have cap hits of $14.41 million, $12.53 million, and another $12.53 million in the three seasons after this one.
Trading Campbell post-June 1 would be a way to reduce future cap hits. It would only save Green Bay $1.87 million on this year's cap. However, the Packers would save almost $3 million next year and Campbell's contract would be off the books by 2025.
As the Packers continue to get younger and rebuild the roster around Jordan Love, Campbell is another veteran player they could consider trading in 2023.