In an ongoing offseason series, experts from The 33rd Team offer three things each team can do to improve in 2023.
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Here are three ways to fix the Green Bay Packers.
3 Ways to Fix Packers
1. Find Out Rodgers’ Plans For 2023
This is the obvious: Nos. 1, 2, and 3 are about Aaron Rodgers and finding out what he’s doing. He’s your quarterback, the cornerstone of your offense and team, and the face of your franchise. You have to identify what he will do, and what decisions you will make whether he retires, whether he’s traded or comes back, because everything revolves around that one decision. How you move forward this offseason revolves solely around what Rodgers is going to do. Is he going to be back with the team? Is he going to retire, or are you going to find a trade partner where you can acquire some assets in losing one of the best quarterbacks in football? That is No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3, and that is all the Packers truly need to be concerned about.
But that’s now how this works, so here are two more:
2. Address Tight End
Tight end is a position that has been lackluster for Green Bay. When you look at this draft, you can find tight ends who can easily be inserted into this offense and help you facilitate what you want to get done offensively if you’re head coach Matt LaFleur. They should acquire a pass-catching tight end who can stretch the field and become a matchup problem for opposing defenses.
3. Find a Safety
There are needs throughout this team, not glaring needs, but if there was one, it would be at safety. They had some injuries, and some guys who stepped up and made plays last year. But they need to find a safety in the draft or in free agency who can be plugged into the defense and help solidify that spot.
Greg Jennings is a former NFL wide receiver who played for the Packers, Vikings and Dolphins. A two-time Pro Bowl player, Jennings was a member of the Packers’ Super Bowl XLV championship team and is inducted into the club’s Hall of Fame. Follow him on Twitter @GregJennings.