Packers given green light to sign perfect Josh Myers replacement

The Packers should make this move before a division rival does.
Green Bay Packers, Josh Myers, Jordan Love
Green Bay Packers, Josh Myers, Jordan Love / Michael Reaves/GettyImages

The Green Bay Packers prioritized offensive line depth in the 2024 NFL Draft, selecting Jordan Morgan in the first round, Jacob Monk in the fifth, and Travis Glover in the sixth. Along with the signing of Andre Dillard in free agency and undrafted addition Donovan Jennings, Green Bay has achieved its goal of strengthening its depth.

It came out of necessity after the Packers lost David Bakhtiari, Jon Runyan, and Yosh Nijman.

However, even following the additions, there is still uncertainty at center. Josh Myers only has a year remaining on his contract and isn't guaranteed to be the Packers' long-term starter. It's not even certain he will start this season.

Elgton Jenkins has played snaps at center this offseason, Jacob Monk can play there, and the Packers reportedly believe Zach Tom could be a Hall of Famer at the position.

The perfect solution could be none of the above, but instead a potential free agency target.

Packers could land long-term starting center with free agent Connor Williams

The Packers have an excellent starting tackle combination and a Pro Bowl left guard. Signing free agent Connor Williams would give them a long-term solution at another position along the offensive line.

Williams has experience at center and left guard but played his best football in the middle of the offensive line. He remains a free agent as he recovers from a torn ACL that ended his 2023 season, but Williams won't be available for much longer. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the former second-round pick "is in discussions with multiple teams" and plans to choose his destination before training camp.

Myers is frustratingly inconsistent. He shows signs of becoming a quality starting center at times and improved in the second half of last season, but it's absolutely an area the Packers can upgrade, especially with Myers entering a contract year.

Williams was outstanding as the Miami Dolphins' starting center last season. His 86.5 overall PFF grade ranked third among all centers, and he ranked third in run blocking and 14th in pass blocking at the position. Compare that to Myers, who ranked 41st, 46th, and 36th in those categories.

The Packers' run game lacked consistency last season. Williams would create rushing lanes for Josh Jacobs, MarShawn Lloyd, and AJ Dillon, making life far easier for Jordan Love when he drops back to pass or utilizes the play-action game.

Green Bay already has a top-10 starting offensive line and improved its depth this offseason. Adding Williams would give this offense one of the best starting lineups in the entire league.

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