What the NFL is saying about the Packers and NFC North pre-free agency, part 2
To understand where the Packers and their division rivals stand prior to the free agency, we asked those in the league about how the four teams have handled the offseason so far.
Programming note: While the free edition of The Leap usually comes out on Monday, we decided to push it back to later in the week. Instead, today's newsletter will conclude our pre-free agency report on the NFC North.
Less than a month has passed since the confetti fell at Super Bowl LVI, but already the NFL looks considerably different. That holds especially true for the NFC North which has experienced as much turnover in the coaching and front-office ranks as any division in the sport. That trend should continue when free agency officially kicks off next Wednesday.
To fully understand where the Green Bay Packers and their division rivals stand just as the free-agent frenzy begins, The Leap talked with those in the league about how the four teams have handled the offseason thus far.
The second part of this series runs today (Monday, March 14). Check out the first part here.
Changes: Like the Chicago Bears, the Minnesota Vikings completely cleaned house in terms of team leadership. Longtime general manager Rick Spielman and head coach Mike Zimmer received their walking papers following an 8-9 campaign, the Vikings' second straight losing season. While not unexpected given the results, one of the NFL's most stable organizations making such sweeping changes made waves across the league.