NFC North power rankings: Where do Packers stand in 2023?

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3. Green Bay Packers

Uncertainty is the best word to describe the Green Bay Packers' current position. It's the transition year that was always going to be required once Aaron Rodgers left.

The Packers needed to improve their salary cap situation. Getting Rodgers' contract off the books will help, but not until 2024. This year, the Packers eat over $40 million in dead cap.

Two of Rodgers' favorite receivers, Allen Lazard and Randall Cobb, join him in New York, while tight end Marcedes Lewis is still a free agent.

The Packers should be pleased with their offseason work. They successfully rebuilt the receiving corps around Jordan Love, drafting Luke Musgrave, Jayden Reed, Tucker Kraft, Dontayvion Wicks, and Grant DuBose. Green Bay needed to add talent at tight end and wide receiver, and it achieved this.

Expectations for 2023? Who knows? With so much turnover on both sides of the ball, it's tough to predict how far this team can go, especially with the division there for the taking.

In all likelihood, this will be a transition year. Having lost so much experience, there will be inconsistency this season. The Packers are building for the future, but a playoff-less season could await them this fall.