3 offseason catastrophes the Green Bay Packers must avoid

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The Green Bay Packers have the foundations of a roster ready to compete in the NFC. It's over to general manager Brian Gutekunst to continue building the roster this offseason.

Expectations have changed, but the Packers' approach shouldn't. Gutekunst has put together back-to-back excellent draft classes, finding a mixture of instant contributors and long-term projects. He has also shown a willingness to make bold moves in free agency when he feels it's necessary.

Along with the development of the Packers' young players, the roster building this offseason can take this team to another level. Their Super Bowl window has opened with Jordan Love, but there are areas to upgrade.

Green Bay has work to do, but it must avoid these three significant offseason mistakes.

3. Not giving Anders Carlson real competition this summer

The Packers won't give up on Anders Carlson yet. They invested a draft pick on him. However, they must add competition. Green Bay has already signed kicker Jack Podlesny, an undrafted free agent last year. That's a start, but it's not enough.

Brian Gutekunst can't give Carlson more opportunities just because he was a draft pick. Including the two playoff games, he missed 13 kicks in his rookie season. Carlson's inconsistency dates back to his time in college. Outside of 2022, when he made 90.9 percent of his field-goal attempts, Carlson failed to convert more than 72 percent in any of his other four seasons at Auburn.

The Packers are trying to win a championship, so they must get it right at kicker. That could mean signing a veteran—free-agent options include Ka'imi Fairbairn and Greg Zuerlein.