2021 Roster Breakdown
Packers Free Agent CBs: Return of Kevin King will depend on the outside market
Green Bay has some moves to be made at cornerback this offseason and King is the most notable name on the list.
Packers 2020 Grades: At cornerback, it’s Jaire island and an ocean of uncertainty
The stars and scrubs approach rarely works in football, and it’s an especially bad idea at cornerback.
Packers 2021 Free Agents: Will Redmond’s time in Green Bay may be up
The Packers have two free agent safeties, and one of them is almost surely gone.
Packers 2020 Grades: Defense leans heavily on shallow depth at safety
Mike Pettine asked a lot of his safeties, and other than Adrian Amos and Darnell Savage, the safeties didn’t have much to give.
Packers 2021 Free Agents: James Burgess may be moving on to his tenth team
If the price is right, the journeyman may be back, however it’s more likely the Burgess journey will continue on.
2020 Additions: Packers used every avenue to overhaul the ILB position
Several new faces led to significantly better results.
Packers 2020 Grades: Young blood moves ILBs from utter failure to acceptable mediocrity
But there’s still work to be done.
2021 Free Agents: Expect Randy Ramsey to return for edge depth
The only edge rusher without a contract for 2021 should still return thanks to his status as an exclusive-rights free agent.
2020 Additions: Garvin’s draft selection makes him a long-term OLB project
Green Bay didn’t invest much on the edge in 2020, using only their final draft pick to bolster the position.
Packers OLB Grades: Za’Darius Smith posts another 10+ sack season as Preston regresses
Trying to replicate an amazing first season together, the Smith Bros saw opposite degrees of success in 2020.
Packers 2021 Free Agents: Decision time approaches on four defensive linemen
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?
Packers 2020 Additions: Damon Harrison had little chance to make an impact up front
The Packers brought in a highly-sought-after veteran late in the season, but he saw little playing time with the team.
Packers 2020 Roster Grades: Defensive line takes a step backwards
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.
Packers 2020 OL Additions: Veteran starter buttresses reliable rookie
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.
2021 Free Agents: Corey Linsley will force hard decisions across offensive line
What will the Packers do about their most important internal free agent?
Roster Grades: Offensive line led the NFL in run and pass blocking win rates
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.
Packers Free Agent TEs: Green Bay has some decisions to make at tight end
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?
Packers 2020 TE Additions: Injuries derail the H-backs & an old man solidifies things up front
Marcedes Lewis did his one thing really well, and the Josiah Deguara injury train met with mixed results.
2020 TE Grades: A top-heavy position provides excellent results
Robert Tonyan and Marcedes Lewis together equal one George Kittle.
2021 Free Agents: No tough calls at wide receiver, at least not until 2022
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.
Packers’ 2020 Additions: Minimal investment in new wide receivers leads to minimal return
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.
2020 WR Grades: Development & Davante drive improved wide receiver group
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.
2020 RB additions: Late in the season, AJ Dillon provided a glimpse of the future
The Packers’ second-round pick is poised to rumble for more yards in year two after a slow-starting rookie campaign.
Roster Grades: Aaron Jones was at it again, leading Green Bay’s RBs
Entering a contract year, Aaron Jones solidified his spot among the NFL’s elite running backs.
Packers 2021 Free Agents: RFA decision looms on backup QB Tim Boyle
The human victory cigar may find himself on the move, or at least unprotected when free agency begins.
2020 QB Additions: Jordan Love’s arrival generates drama, but no results yet
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.
2021 Roster Grades: Aaron Rodgers’ resurgence keeps him in franchise’s plans at QB
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.
Rodgers to Lazard. @Packers answer back!— NFL (@NFL) January 9, 2023
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Through the contact. Huge play. @ChristianW2017— NFL (@NFL) January 9, 2023
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.@datboi_vontae with the SACK!#DETvsGB | #GoPackGo— Green Bay Packers (@packers) January 9, 2023
GO UP & GET IT @RobTonJr!#DETvsGB | #GoPackGo— Green Bay Packers (@packers) January 9, 2023
Rodgers fakes the pass and strolls in for a TD— NFL (@NFL) January 1, 2023
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