The Green Bay Packers are far from out of it in 2023, but it's never too early to put an eye on the offseason. This is one of the youngest rosters in the NFL, so some growing pains were to be expected, but Packers GM Brian Gutekunst has undoubtedly been able to gain some clarity about which players he wants to build around, who needs to be replaced, and what areas need to be upgraded.
And that includes both player personnel and coaching personnel.
Where will the Green Bay Packers look to upgrade in 2024? What position groups need to be addressed? What coaching spots need to be upgraded?
Let's take a look at five areas that could be in focus this offseason (in no particular order).
1. Defensive Coordinator
I think one of the top items on the agenda for Brian Gutekunst and Matt LaFleur will be reevaluating the defensive coordinator position, currently held by Joe Barry. There should be a ton of coaching changes around the NFL this offseason, which means a number of head coaches that have a defensive expertise could soon hit the free agent market.
And I'm sure a number of coaches that are about to hit the market would be better candidates than Barry, whose defense is 10th in points allowed but one of the worst in the NFL at forcing turnovers this season, bad against the run, and poor on third downs.
Some names that could become available as current head coaches on the chopping block include the likes of Brandon Staley (Chargers), Dennis Allen (Saints), Matt Eberflus (Bears), and possibly Todd Bowles (Buccaneers).