2021 Roster Breakdown
Green Bay has some moves to be made at cornerback this offseason and King is the most notable name on the list.
The stars and scrubs approach rarely works in football, and it’s an especially bad idea at cornerback.
The Packers have two free agent safeties, and one of them is almost surely gone.
Mike Pettine asked a lot of his safeties, and other than Adrian Amos and Darnell Savage, the safeties didn’t have much to give.
If the price is right, the journeyman may be back, however it’s more likely the Burgess journey will continue on.
Several new faces led to significantly better results.
But there’s still work to be done.
The only edge rusher without a contract for 2021 should still return thanks to his status as an exclusive-rights free agent.
Green Bay didn’t invest much on the edge in 2020, using only their final draft pick to bolster the position.
Trying to replicate an amazing first season together, the Smith Bros saw opposite degrees of success in 2020.
The Packers’ toughest decision across this group probably comes with Tyler Lancaster. Is a low restricted free agent tender too much for a rotational run-stopper?
The Packers brought in a highly-sought-after veteran late in the season, but he saw little playing time with the team.
The defensive line took a bit of a step back this season, creating a domino effect that hurt the pass rush and the run defense.
Signing Rick Wagner proved invaluable even if he struggled in the NFC Championship Game. And while the Packers didn’t get much from two of their three rookie linemen, the third offered important versatility.
What will the Packers do about their most important internal free agent?
Forced to shuffle around multiple times, the offensive line gave Aaron Rodgers plenty of time to throw, while opening rushing lanes at a high rate.
Will a cap crunch and old age bring a career to a close? And how much will the Packers gamble with their best tight end?
Marcedes Lewis did his one thing really well, and the Josiah Deguara injury train met with mixed results.
Robert Tonyan and Marcedes Lewis together equal one George Kittle.
Since the only major contributor among the Packers’ free agent WRs has just two accrued seasons, the decisions at this position are easy to make — unlike across much of the rest of the roster.
The Packers of course did not invest much in bringing in wide receivers from outside the organization in 2020. But they got even less production than they had hoped.
A big step forward from the leader of the group and the occasional big play from secondary targets helped the wide receiver unit put in a much better performance overall in 2020.
The Packers’ second-round pick is poised to rumble for more yards in year two after a slow-starting rookie campaign.
Entering a contract year, Aaron Jones solidified his spot among the NFL’s elite running backs.
The human victory cigar may find himself on the move, or at least unprotected when free agency begins.
As we begin looking at the major additions that changed the Packers’ roster in 2020, we start with the one that created the most headlines and clicks.
After the team drafted a quarterback in the first round in April, Rodgers delivered arguably his finest season to ensure that he will be in Green Bay for at least a while longer.