The Green Bay Packers need to figure out the Aaron Rodgers dilemma, but they also need to address some positions of needs. Here are three free agents they should target.
The Green Bay Packers once again garnered the spotlight at the NFL Draft. Last year, it was for the team drafting Jordan Love as quarterback Aaron Rodgers’ ultimate successor. This year, it was for a bombshell report that Rodgers has no desire to play for the Packers anymore.
While the drama is going to follow the Packers heading into the season, general manager Brian Gutekunst and head coach Matt LaFleur added talent to their roster from the collegiate ranks. Sure, they did address positions of need, but they can bolster the talent across the depth charts by looking at the open market. Here are three free agents the Packers should consider signing before the start of the season.
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The Packers had very little cap space to re-sign and bring in talent at the start of the new league year. One of the first departures of 2021 was running back Jamaal Williams, who signed a two-year contract with the rival Detroit Lions. Williams was a valuable asset for the Packers, as he played primarily on passing downs.
Green Bay still has a void at pass-catching back, but they can fill it by signing veteran Duke Johnson.
This past season with the Houston Texans was far from desirable for Johnson when it came to running plays behind that offensive line. On 77 carries, Johnson rushed for 235 yards and a touchdown, averaging 3.1 yards per carry. However, the veteran performed much better in the passing game, hauling in 28 receptions for 249 yards and a score.
Putting the past season aside, Johnson has accumulated a grand total of 307 receptions for 2,829 yards and 12 touchdowns in his six-year career. The Packers should give him a call to replace Williams on the depth chart for the 2021 season.