4 massive questions for Packers heading into 2024 offseason

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3. How will the Packers approach free agency?

There are two areas to consider in free agency: Outgoings and incomings.

Before the new league year begins on March 13, the Packers will have a pretty good idea of their own free agents they plan to re-sign. There are no standouts this year, no players the Packers must bring back.

Keisean Nixon is an All-Pro returner and has experience on defense. The Packers would like him back, but at what cost? Beyond Nixon, just about every Packers unrestricted free agent is replaceable. Will they bring back AJ Dillon, Jon Runyan, Darnell Savage, or Jonathan Owens?

Not re-signing many free agents could free up resources to make additions in March. Gutekunst said he's confident they can sign the players they want to, even if that means pushing cap hits into future years.

"I don't think we'll shy away from adding any impact players if we have to push [cap space] down the road," said Gutekunst.

Does that mean targeting free agents at positions of need like safety or running back? It would take pressure off fixing needs in the draft, allowing them to focus on the best player available. The Packers are rarely aggressive in free agency, but they may be more open to spending than in recent years, especially if most of their own free agents depart.