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While the Packers might be able to squeeze one more veteren player onto the 2022 roster, their cap situation for 2023, 2024, 2025 with dead cap space and back loaded contracts is dire, especially with inflated salaries for WR, QB and CB's. The increasing salary cap will be sucked up by bigger contracts and won't bail the Packers out of their hole. Other than a one year deal for a declining player way past his prime, I don't see a reasonable situation to add a decent veteren on a longer contract without sabotaging future seasons even worse than they are already burdened.
As mentioned before the Packers currently are in the middle of the pack of cap space available for the 2023 season. While the situation gets worse two years from now it doesn't prevent them from making some moves to go all-in for this season. Especially considering the team will be able to correct their cap situation in the year following Rodgers' departure which will be a down season anyway.
Yeah I was thinking about that yesterday while considering a trade for Brandon Cooks. I'm not sure it's a good idea anyway, the guy can't stay in one place. But he has 12.5 mil in contract to eat this year. That might be doable, but even if it is, it's a band aid. The biggest factor determining the Packers success this year is how they restock the WR group. And they have to do it on a budget. It's never easy when you have a winning team.
The Packers would need to sign Cooks to an extension to lower his cap hit for 2022 if they trade for him.