Aaron Rodgers confident Packers will make right moves in NFL offseason
The Green Bay Packers fell short of advancing to the Super Bowl once again, but Aaron Rodgers believes there is optimism for the team moving forward.
“It’s a lot different feel,” Rodgers said Sunday night via Rob Demovsky of ESPN. “I remember in those moments the emotion compared to this. I feel really confident in Brian and the job that he’s done and his staff. They did go all-in — as much as they could — this year and the pieces that they brought in. I’m confident that he’s going to continue to add to this squad. So, that part is very exciting. It is a lot different feel than three years ago.”
Prior to this season, the Packers went three consecutive seasons of missing out on the postseason. But the last time Green Bay was in the playoffs in 2016, they were eliminated in the NFC Championship Game, just as they were on Sunday.
Last offseason, the Packers spent an extensive amount of money on free agents in hopes it would help the organization return to its winning ways. As a result, Za’Darius Smith, Preston Smith, and Adrian Amos played pivotal roles for the team. It was uncharacteristic for Green Bay to use free agency as a way to fill out the roster with talent.
However, Brian Gutekunst—the general manager of the Packers—is going about his business differently. Despite Rodgers nearing the end of his career, there is still time for Green Bay to surround him with a talented roster, and it begins with this upcoming offseason.