The Green Bay Packers had their season cut short after a devastating loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFC Championship Game. Coming one game away from the Super Bowl again, the front office aims to build a roster capable of making it to the big game in 2021.
Aaron Rodgers isn’t getting any younger, and the Packers don’t have much cap space. However, it always seems like franchises are constantly able to finagle their way into creating cap space, so the Packers shouldn’t have to worry about that too much.
Green Bay does have a few needs that have to be addressed this offseason. Find a legitimate receiver to lineup opposite of Davante Adams, fix their problems at cornerback, and maintain their stellar offensive line. These are tasks much easier said than done, but if the Packers can address these areas, they’ll have a great shot at making it to the Super Bowl next season.
Green Bay Packers bold prediction: sign Corey Davis
Everyone was confused with the Packers’ draft picks during the 2020 NFL draft. It was speculated the front office would take a wide receiver in a loaded class, but instead, they traded up and selected quarterback, Jordan Love. Potentially a premature pick by the organization, as Rodgers would up throwing for 4,299 yards and 48 touchdowns, earning himself the MVP of the 2020 season.
Although the receiving core was lacking outside of Adams, Rodgers still managed to take the league by storm. However, finding some help will go a long way in the Packers’ success next year. They could draft a prospect, but having a late-round pick in the first round, doesn’t guarantee they draft an immediate starter.
Instead, the front office should look towards free agency to find a high-end receiver for this squad. The best fit for this offense would be Corey Davis from the Tennessee Titans. Davis just had a breakout year where he finished 16 yards short of 1,000 receiving yards on the year. Additionally, he is a reliable pass-catcher Rodgers is surely to fall in love with. He played as the Titans’ second receiver behind AJ Brown, providing Ryan Tannehill with consistency all-around. Davis can do the same for Aaron Rodgers and this Packers offense.
Green Bay Packers bold prediction: sign William Jackson
The Packers’ defense was actually better than most expected, however, Kevin King struggled throughout the year, and played a large part in Green Bay’s loss in the playoffs. The front office should be searching for an immediate fix, and William Jackson would be a great signing.
Playing as the top corner for the Cincinnati Bengals, Jackson is considered to be one of the top corners in free agency this offseason. He finished the season with 45 total tackles, 11 passes deflected, and one interception. It was the best season of his career so far, and Green Bay would love that kind of production in their secondary.
Green Bay Packers bold prediction: draft an interior offensive lineman
With Corey Linsley likely to hit the free-agent market, Green Bay’s best bet is replacing him is the NFL draft. Penei Sewell is garnering much of the attention, but there are legitimate linemen prospects available this year. Especially around Green Bay’s 29th pick overall.
A few names that could be potential draft candidates for Green Bay are Wyatt Davis or Creed Humphrey. Both prospects have the potential to be consistent starters at the professional level.
Wyatt Davis plays as a guard for the Ohio State Buckeyes. He has experience protecting an elite quarterback in Justin Fields. He would fit in nicely for the Packers, as they aim to keep the line as one of the best in the league. On the other hand, Green Bay could draft Creed Humphrey. He finished his collegiate career playing center for the Oklahoma Sooners. He’s considered to be one of the best centers in the draft, which would be a great acquisition for Green bay.
Green Bay Packers bold prediction: re-sign Jamaal Williams
With Aaron Jones possibly too expensive for Green Bay, and AJ Dillon being a second-year prospect, the front office should consider bringing Jamaal Williams back for next year. He finished last season with 505 rushing yards and two touchdowns. However, he’s a reliable pass-catcher out of the backfield, which is why the Packers should re-sign Williams.
AJ Dillon’s style is much more closely related to Derrick Henry, or Nick Chubb. In that, he’s not going to get involved much in the passing game, but instead, potentially be a consistent pure rusher out of the backfield. Re-signing Jamaal Williams gives Rodgers the familiarity and a sense of confidence in checking it down to the running back when he needs to.