It’s been a busy few months for all 32 teams. With the 2018 NFL Draft one month removed, what five acquisitions stand out for the Green Bay Packers?
The last time the Green Bay Packers were coming off a season in which they didn’t reach the playoffs was 2009. Mike McCarthy’s club fell hard the previous year. But 2009 began a run of eight consecutive postseason appearances for the franchise with more NFL titles (13) than any other organization in league history.
Of course, the Packers are in the same situation these days. A 4-1 start turned into a 7-9 season due largely to the fact that star quarterback Aaron Rodgers was injured in Week 6 at Minnesota. He would make it back to the field in December but simply wasn’t himself in a loss at Carolina. And the Pack finished third in the NFC North.
This offseason has been one of many changes for the team. There is the return of a familiar face at offensive coordinator (Joe Philbin) and a new face running the defense (Mike Pettine) following the dismissal of Dom Capers.
While the Packers were once again pretty conservative in terms of bringing in a lot of veteran free agents, it’s safe to say that the marquee value of these additions is arguably higher than usual. Combined that with the fact that the team also selected 11 players in April’s draft and which five pickups look like the team’s best moves this offseason?
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