Latest moves prove Packers have already had enough of Anders Carlson

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Anders Carlson's future with the Green Bay Packers hangs in the balance.

The Packers drafted Carlson last year to replace Mason Crosby, but he endured a rocky debut season in Green Bay. Carlson lacked consistency throughout training camp, and despite making an impressive start to the regular season, his struggles soon returned.

Carlson has a big leg, which was evident even in his debut when he converted a 52-yarder at Soldier Field. However, after a perfect record in the opening five games, Carlson missed one or more kicks in 11 of the final 14 games, a total of 13 misses across the season.

The Packers reportedly tried to sign a veteran kicker at the start of free agency. Now, they finally have.

Packers take more steps to replace Anders Carlson in 2024

Change is necessary. Finding consistency at kicker isn't easy, which the Packers are finally finding out after years of reliability from Mason Crosby. They are leaving no stone unturned in an attempt to upgrade the position this offseason.

As reported by his agent, the Packers are signing veteran kicker Greg Joseph to compete with Carlson. Joseph spent the past three seasons with the Minnesota Vikings and has previously kicked for the Cleveland Browns and Tennessee Titans.

But they might not be done there. According to Easton Butler, the team has met with kicker Brayden Narveson ahead of the 2024 NFL Draft.

At the very least, Green Bay knows it has to provide serious competition for Carlson. Expectations are different in 2024. The Packers should be in the playoff mix, but reaching the next level will require more consistency in the kicking game.

The Packers now have three kickers on the roster: Carlson, Joseph, and Jack Podlesny, who they signed just days after the playoff loss to the San Francisco 49ers.

Carlson may still end up winning the job, but unlike last summer, he will actually have to win it this time. The Packers are considering their options, and it won't be surprising if Carlson doesn't play another game in Green Bay.

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