5 Packers players who don't deserve another season in 2024

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3. Anders Carlson

The Packers entered the 2023 season with limited cap flexibility and no expectations. They fielded the youngest roster in the league with a chance to reset at the start of a new era, but it was also out of necessity. Green Bay didn't have the cap space to sign several veterans.

It also meant they were comfortable starting with a rookie kicker instead of paying Mason Crosby. In what was supposed to be a rebuilding year, it was a perfect opportunity to bring in a new kicker who could gain experience in year one.

Unfortunately, Anders Carlson struggled throughout his rookie season, and it ended up costing the Packers when it mattered most. Including the regular season and playoffs, Carlson missed 13 kicks. He only converted 100 percent of his kicks in eight of 19 games and only three after Week 5.

The Packers will give Carlson an opportunity to retain the job over the summer, but they must provide real competition. It's one thing to lack consistency at the kicker position during a rebuilding year. But Brian Gutekunst said he believes Green Bay can win the Super Bowl. If this is a championship team, they must have a kicker they trust in big moments late in the season.