5 moves the Packers could still make to boost Super Bowl odds

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The NFC is there for the taking and the Green Bay Packers have every reason to believe they can make the jump to the very top of the conference in 2024. The Packers took the 49ers to the brink in the postseason, and if it weren't for a missed field goal, who knows how things might have turned out?

Packers GM Brian Gutekunst has already indicated he realizes just how close his roster is by going after former All-Pro running back Josh Jacobs in free agency, as well as adding big-money safety Xavier McKinney to revamp the secondary. But what could come next?

What moves could vault the Packers' roster to "best in the NFC" status?

1. Sign safety Justin Simmons

One of the best moves the Packers (or any team, for that matter) could make at this point is signing veteran safety Justin Simmons. No player has more interceptions across the entire NFL since 2016 than Simmons. He is more than a ballhawk in the secondary -- he's a player who is rarely (if ever) out of place.

He directs traffic. He knows where the ball is heading. He creates turnovers not just by picking off passes but by coming up against the run and forcing fumbles. Simmons is a Walter Payton Man of the Year candidate every year and is incredible for the locker room and community.

Why would you not pair this guy up with Xavier McKinney on the back end of Jeff Hafley's defense? Even though Simmons and Hafley didn't cross paths there, they even have the common bond of Boston College.