There’s been a welcome change in the NFL world regarding offseason moves the last couple of years. By and large, people seem to have stopped treating the salary cap as some unsolvable Gordian Knot and have started covering it more like a puzzle.
Puzzles are just a question of desire and time. You know what the picture is supposed to look like and, assuming you have all the pieces, all that it takes to get it together is the desire to do so and the time to make it happen.
The salary cap is basically the same. Again and again, capologists have told us that teams don’t really move on from players because they can’t get them under the cap. It’s just a matter of taking the pieces you want to make up the final picture and fitting them together. And, more or less, you can always fit just about all the pieces you want into that puzzle provided all the involved parties are willing to structure things a certain way.
As far as the Packers are concerned, their offseason isn’t a mystery. They know all the available pieces. It’s just a matter of what they want them to look like together.
To the above point, it’s never really been a question as to whether or not the Packers are going to franchise tag Davante Adams. It’s a last resort, at best.
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The carousel of quarterbacks is beginning to spin.
What happens to Jordan Love if Aaron Rodgers stays or goes? The former first-round pick could have a complicated offseason himself.
Football Outsiders’ DVOA projections love the Packers on offense and are much cooler on defense, all assuming that Aaron Rodgers is back in Green Bay.
Fairview, Oregon decides to fork around and find out.