7 moves Packers must make to reach next year's Super Bowl

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6. Replace De'Vondre Campbell

One cap-saving move the Packers will likely make is to release veteran linebacker De'Vondre Campbell. Moving on from Campbell would only create $2.6 million this season, but the greater impact comes down the line, as it would remove around $25 million of upcoming cap hits in future years.

The Packers can move into 2024 with confidence in Quay Walker and Isaiah McDuffie, but they will need to add another linebacker if Campbell departs. Jeff Hafley's 4-3 scheme will feature three linebackers in base defense. If Campbell isn't part of the Packers' long-term plans, they need to find another starting-level linebacker in free agency or the draft.

5. Draft a running back

General manager Brian Gutekunst said the team anticipates Aaron Jones returning in 2024, but the outlook is less clear for AJ Dillon, whose rookie contract expires next month.

The Packers should draft at least one running back, as it achieves two things. In the short term, Green Bay needs a complementary running back. There was a noticeable lack of efficiency on the ground when Jones didn't play—Dillon averaged 3.4 yards per carry compared to Jones's 4.6.

In the long term, a rookie running back could eventually take the lead-back duties from Jones. Running back is an under-the-radar offseason need, even if Jones returns.