3 offseason mistakes that could cost Packers playoffs in 2023

The Green Bay Packers will regret making these offseason moves and could pay the price in the regular season.
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After failing to reach the playoffs, the Green Bay Packers decided the time had come to rebuild around Jordan Love and move on from future Hall of Fame quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

Rodgers wasn't the only Packers starter to leave this offseason. Allen Lazard, Randall Cobb, and Adrian Amos joined Rodgers with the New York Jets. Robert Tonyan and Dean Lowry signed with division rivals.

The Packers made the right call to trade Rodgers and focus on building a talented young roster. Improving their salary cap health was also a priority.

But Green Bay didn't get it all right. These three offseason moves could cost the Packers a playoff berth in a wide-open NFC North.

3. Not signing a veteran quarterback to back up Jordan Love

The hope is that Green Bay won't need to turn to its backup quarterback at any point this season unless it's late in the fourth quarter at the end of a blowout victory.

But what happens if Jordan Love has to miss a few games due to injury?

The Packers have three quarterbacks competing for the backup job at training camp: Sean Clifford, Danny Etling, and Alex McGough. Clifford is a rookie fifth-round pick, while Etling and McGough have never thrown a pass in the NFL.

Do the Packers expect to remain competitive in games if Love misses time?

They still could sign a veteran backup like Carson Wentz or Teddy Bridgewater, but they have waited too long. Getting an experienced passer in early would've made a lot of sense. Not just for their ability to help the Packers win games off the bench, but also the experience and knowledge they could pass on to Love.

It's not too late, but the Packers appear comfortable going with an inexperienced backup. It could cost them.