At the moment, the Green Bay Packers are hot and have found themselves right back into the thick of the postseason picture. Winners of three in a row and a record of 6-6 overall, the Packers have a whole lot of life.
Still, with the way this season has gone and looking at the big picture, the Packers have to be evaluating the roster in a manner which reflects their future.
We know there are plenty of guys who have played their way into a concrete part of the team's immediate future, but what about some of the upcoming free agents? There are a handful that the Packers should let go, despite still being young.
1. Jon Runyan, G
First up, the Packers must let go of starting guard Jon Runyan. As a 2020 sixth-round pick, you couldn't have asked for more than what the Packers have gotten out of Runyan. With low expectations to begin with, Runyan has been "fine," in a word.
But, for a team that's now looking at Jordan Love being their franchise quarterback, Green Bay has to find an upgrade. Runyan has not played starting-quality football, despite wearing the title. Runyan has been especially bad in run blocking, which has contributed to the Packers' inability to get the ground game going at times this year.
In pass blocking, Runyan has allowed 18 total pressures, six hits and a pair of sacks on Love this year. He has been much worse in the ground game, but not nearly consistent enough in pass blocking, too. The Packers have to find a replacement.