NFC North offseasons ranked from worst to best

  • Which NFC North team had the best offseason?
  • Packers traded Aaron Rodgers
  • Lions, Bears make significant improvements

New York Jets Introduce Quarterback Aaron Rodgers
New York Jets Introduce Quarterback Aaron Rodgers / Elsa/GettyImages
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3. Green Bay Packers

Key additions: Lukas Van Ness, Luke Musgrave, Jayden Reed, Tucker Kraft, Tarvarius Moore

Key losses: Aaron Rodgers, Allen Lazard, Adrian Amos, Randall Cobb, Robert Tonyan, Marcedes Lewis, Mason Crosby, Dean Lowry

Best offseason move: Trading Aaron Rodgers

Brian Gutekunst hit the reset button in March, as highlighted by the long list of departures above. The Packers traded Aaron Rodgers to the New York Jets, and seemingly every free agent he had previously played with joined him in the Big Apple.

The Packers had to take a step back to (hopefully) move forward long-term. Moving on from Rodgers allows the Jordan Love era to finally begin.

A focus this offseason was restoring a healthy salary cap. That meant minimal spending in free agency. Offloading Rodgers' contract will provide benefits in 2024, but the Packers must first eat a significant dead cap hit of over $40 million.

Green Bay will rely on rookies and second-year players to fill the void left by the departing veterans. It could lead to a disastrous season, or the complete opposite where the Packers surprise a few people.

In some ways, this season is a free hit. The Packers may have a poor record, but if Jordan Love and this young roster show potential, it will be considered a success.