Grading the Packers offseason: Free agency, staffing, draft & more

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Changes were required after the Green Bay Packers' playoff-less season.

Aaron Rodgers' departure leads the way, but the Packers also replaced starters at multiple positions this spring. As Green Bay turned the page to a new chapter at quarterback, it also had to move toward a healthier salary cap.

As the team prepares for what promises to be a fascinating regular season, it's the perfect time to reflect on their offseason work.

We'll start all the way back with Matt LaFleur's coaching decisions before moving on to free agency, the Aaron Rodgers trade, and the 2023 NFL Draft.


This was a much quieter offseason compared to last year when several Packers coordinators departed.

Changes the Packers didn't make took the attention, such as retaining defensive coordinator Joe Barry. It's a questionable call from Matt LaFleur and one he will have to live with if the defense doesn't live up to high expectations this year.

LaFleur promoted Rich Bisaccia to assistant head coach/special teams coordinator, a well-deserved promotion.

Another big win for Green Bay is retaining quarterbacks coach Tom Clements, who plays a key role working alongside Jordan Love.

The decision to keep Barry is the important one. Brian Flores and Vic Fangio were among the defensive coordinators available this offseason. LaFleur stuck with Barry. We'll see if it works out.

Grade: C