The Green Bay Packers' offseason will always be remembered for the Aaron Rodgers trade, but general manager Brian Gutekunst made several other smart decisions.
Gutekunst made significant changes to the roster, particularly on offense, replacing departing veterans with talented young players. The Packers are building for their future around first-year starting quarterback Jordan Love.
We are only four weeks into the regular season, but these Packers offseason decisions already look like a roaring success.
4. Replacing Mason Crosby with Anders Carlson
The Packers didn't just end the Aaron Rodgers era, but they also moved on from longtime kicker Mason Crosby, replacing him with rookie Anders Carlson.
Carlson struggled for consistency over the summer and received criticism (including from right here). But to his credit, he has put all of that to one side and made the perfect start to his NFL career.
The rookie has made all 14 of his kicks in the opening four games, including five field goals and nine extra-point tries. And they weren't all easy kicks, far from it. Two of Carlson's field goals came from 50+ yards, with a long of 52. He also converted the crucial extra point that gave the Packers a one-point lead over the New Orleans Saints.
The Packers have a rookie kicker and rookie holder, but they have been perfect so far.