3 moves Green Bay Packers must make entering Week 3

  • Upgraded depth at RB?
  • Veteran WR help?
  • Moves to make before Week 3
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The Green Bay Packers are 1-1, and after just two weeks, you don't want to make any sweeping assumptions or overreact too much. With that being said, you can sort of tell where there might be weaknesses for teams after just a couple of weeks. Injuries happen, causing teams to have to adjust on the fly as well. But for a team like the Packers, would any additions made ahead of Week 3 simply be preemptive or luxuries?

Maybe. But there are arguments to be made for a handful of interesting moves this team could make, and we'll do our best to sell GM Brian Gutekunst and head coach Matt LaFleur that these are good ideas.

Let's take a look at three moves the Packers should be trying to make before their Week 3 matchup against the New Orleans Saints in Green Bay.

3 moves the Green Bay Packers should make leading up to Week 3

1. Packers should sign veteran WR Julio Jones

Matt LaFleur had the chance to witness some of the best days of Julio Jones's career when he was the quarterbacks coach of the Atlanta Falcons on Kyle Shanahan's staff in 2015-16. Jones was a first-team All-Pro in each of those seasons and obviously, he's not that player anymore.

But the Green Bay Packers don't exactly need him to be. I like the idea, borderline love the idea, of the Packers signing the veteran Julio Jones to come in and be a mentor of sorts for this incredibly young wide receiver group.

The Packers' receivers don't lack talent, but experience. Jones is a player who could come in and contribute occasionally, but make even bigger contributions in helping these young guys really learn how to be professionals.

There's so much value in having a guy like that in your locker room, and watching how a veteran like Julio Jones, who has made bunches of Pro Bowl teams and All-Pro teams, can benefit more than just the wide receiver group.

The Packers don't need to sign him to eat up 10 targets a game, but sign him and let him help the offense both as a player and as a mentor to the young guys at a critical position.