- Jan 21, 2017
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It's hard to find fault with your analysis. I would add only a few comments:
QB: I have my doubts about AR playing out the rest of his contract. I don't think GB has to start looking for Rodgers' replacement next year, but by the 2021 NFL draft it might be time.
TE: There are a couple of decent FAs in Austin Hopper and Hunter Henry who could be worth signing. Eric Ebron had one great year in 2018 and not much else.
LB: Cory Littleton won't come cheap, but would it be worth going after him to the tune of somewhere around 4 years $54 mill? (That's what Shaq Thompson got)
WR: Draft over a FA. If the Packers want flat-out speed, Henry Ruggs or Jalen Reagor at the end of the 1st round. Justin Jefferson as a possible round 2 pick intrigues me a lot.
Yeah, I agree. If Rodgers doesn't demonstrate improvement and comfort in the offense in 2020, then I think that you start taking real swings on an heir apparent.
I would totally be down to sign Hooper or Henry. I'm a little bit skeptical that either one will get to the FA market, but if they do then that's great. Henry's injury history is significant, however he's the better player overall (and for this offense, in particular).
Cory Littleton would be a worthy target. I'm sure LA wants to keep him, however they might be priced out. They don't have a ton of cap space, nor do they have easy ways to get more. Plus they need to give Ramsey a mega deal. The Packers will have somewhere from 52-62M depending on where the cap ceiling lands and depending on what they do with Linsley.
I definitely agree with you that the draft should be the primary way of improving the offensive weapon issue, as this FA wide receiver class stinks, and the draft class is epic. The only exception is if they decide that they love Amari Cooper and decide to pursue him. I'm skeptical of that idea, however it is possible. Regardless, they need to find players who can make plays with the ball in their hands. LaFleur loves to call screens, but we have totally lacked the personnel for them to be effective.