3. Not paying Davante Adams
Can you imagine the difference Davante Adams would make to this offense? The Packers would still have the chance to develop their young receivers and tight ends, but Jordan Love would have a player he can trust to make plays consistently.
Adams wouldn't run the wrong routes; he would always be in the right position. Adams is still one of the league's elite wide receivers. Not only would his production help the offense reach another level, but his presence in the locker room would accelerate the development of young players like Christian Watson, Romeo Doubs, Jayden Reed, and Dontayvion Wicks.
The worst part? The Packers had the opportunity to keep Adams. No, not by the time he had requested a trade, but before then.
Adams said this past offseason that he would've stayed in Green Bay had they offered him a fair deal the summer before his trade. If the Packers had offered him a contract that made him the highest-paid receiver in football, they could've worked out a long-term agreement. By the time they did make that offer many months later, it was too late.
That's a major failure by Gutekunst. He fumbled the entire situation. Adams didn't get the contract he deserved, requested a trade, and the Packers had no plan at wide receiver.