With difficult offseason decisions looming, the Packers 'needs' list won't change that much
The Packers will have to rebuild. Green Bay is getting the band back together to make another run at it. Depending on what headlines a Cheesehead might read, or Twitter accounts they might follow, these are the disparate options being presented around the 2022 team. But the rebuild, as Matt LaFleur insisted, isn’t happening. Instead, Green Bay is in the enviable position of either bringing back the core of a 13-win team that was a special-teams bedwetting from the NFC Championship Game or moving forward with a terrific group of young talent and a bevy of assets to build back better. Regardless of what happens with the quarterback and star receiver, the Packers’ needs don’t actually change all that much, reflecting a solidly built roster.
Even if it’s several weeks earlier than expected, mock draft szn is here and, with that, an attempt to unpack team needs. For Green Bay, financial machinations are manageable if somewhat tricky, but if the front office wants to bring back the crew, assuming the crew wants to be back (We’ll just have to wait for The Pat McAfee Show appearance for now), it can.
What’s more, the team needs don’t actually change that much though even if Aaron Rodgers, and potentially by extension Davante Adams, aren’t back with the Packers. More on that later.