The story the Packers are telling so far this offseason is clear: they want to get younger. And so far, they’ve achieved that. Trading Aaron Rodgers moves the needle quite a bit, and moving on from other long-in-the-tooth players like Marcedes Lewis and Mason Crosby helps quite a bit in that department as well.
Getting younger has the additional step of requiring growth from within, though, and the extent to which the Packers’ young players grow will determine their success both in 2023 and beyond. The Packers’ coaching staff has their work cut out for them, and even if the Packers won’t be contenders this year, the long-term stakes are high.
Clements was a key part of Aaron Rodgers’ growth and development, and now he has a chance to try to work the same magic with Love.
Luke Musgrave lands on this list on the assumption (probably a good one) that he’ll have a big role on the 2023 Packers’ offense.
Whether Odumegwu makes it in the NFL or not is beside the point. He’s already succeeded by making it this far.
The Packers may not be the UDFA haven they once were, but there are still opportunities to be had.
The Packers’ youth movement is hardly news at this point, but this helps contextualize why it happened: the Packers were one of the older teams in the NFL last year, especially on offense.
From a certain point of view, this could probably be considered a tryout.