Top 30 free agents the Packers should target in 2024

Which free agents should be on the Packers' radar in 2024?

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Derrick Henry, RB, Titans

Before he got hired by the Green Bay Packers, head coach Matt LaFleur was in Tennessee with the Titans, where he had a younger Derrick Henry. When you talk about free agency fits every year, one thing that can't be overlooked is familiarity and the three degrees of separation.

A lot of times, free agency is just as much about who you know as anything else.

Although Derrick Henry is not getting any younger at this point, he's still capable of carrying the load at the running back position and grinding out carries, punching the ball in the end zone, and contributing in the passing game.

Henry still had over 1,000 rushing yards in 2023, albeit quietly.

Saquon Barkley, RB, Giants

I'm sure the New York Giants will want to have Saquon Barkley back after this season, but how bad is Barkley going to want to return? After being franchise-tagged and playing on a five-year rookie deal as a former first-round pick, Barkley is missing out on more and more money by the minute.

He needs to get to free agency and get a big-money deal as quickly as he possibly can, and hopefully the Giants afford him that opportunity in 2023 if they're not going to pay him themselves. Just like Josh Jacobs, Barkley didn't put up nearly as good numbers this season after being franchise-tagged, but you still see that playmaking ability consistently on display with eight total touchdowns and over 1,100 scrimmage yards in 2023.

I think adding Barkley to this Packers offense would be a home-run type of signing.