How each division rival made life easier on the Packers this offseason

Green Bay can take solace in their rivals' missteps.
Green Bay Packers, Jordan Love
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The NFC North is about to get real interesting, and real quick. These Green Bay Packers surely found themselves yet another franchise quarterback, but the rest of the division is feeling mighty confident, as well.

The Bears now have the most hope they've had in decades behind the Caleb Williams hype. The Vikings, meanwhile, got what they believe to be their franchise quarterback in J.J. McCarthy.

Meanwhile, the Lions and Jared Goff have worked out pretty well since that Matthew Stafford trade; so well, in fact, that Goff just became the highest-paid Lions player ever.

Yet, while these teams seem confident in their quarterback situation, they didn't do everything they possibly could have in order to compete at the highest level. What did each Packers rival fail to do this offseason that will make life a little easier in 2024?

Minnesota didn't do enough to help their secondary

You could argue one of a couple things for Minnesota, but with how this division is looking in terms of their passing attacks, the Vikings really could have done more to help their cornerback room. Next to Byron Murphy, the Vikings have questionable depth.

Sure, they added veteran Shaquill Griffin, who did not give up a single touchdown last year between his time with both Carolina and Houston. But, it was also the first time in his career that he did not give up a score. Griffin also didn't play the entire season.

Minnesota is going to be facing two quarterbacks who threw 30 or more touchdowns last season, plus this year's no. 1 overall pick in Caleb Williams, who is arguably the best quarterback prospect since Andrew Luck and, oh by the way, has a ton of weapons at his disposal.

The Vikings shot themselves in the foot by not going deeper in their cornerback room, and Jordan Love should be able to take advantage not only of that position, but an aging Harrison Smith.