Which three NFL teams had the worst offseason in 2022?

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2022 NFL offseason
2022 NFL offseason: Fred Warner #54 of the San Francisco 49ers eyes the quarterback during the game against the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Divisional Playoff game at Lambeau Field on January 22, 2022 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The 49ers defeated the Packers 13-10. (Photo by Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty Images) /

Three teams that lost the 2022 NFL offseason

3. Green Bay Packers

I think the common thought with the Packers this offseason is a positive one because they were able to keep Aaron Rodgers.

However, I don’t think that’s the case.  Sure, Rodgers is going to finish his career in Green Bay, but there were a few ripple effects because of that.

Rodgers is getting roughly $150 million over the next three seasons, which makes him the highest-paid player in NFL history.

But because of that, their offseason moves were a tab bit limited.

Davante Adams was traded to the Raiders, and the Packers were only able to get a first and second-round pick in return.

They also had to release Za’Darius Smith, one of their best defensive players.  They weren’t able to retain two key players on the offensive line in Billy Turner and Lucas Patrick, who both signed with new clubs.

The Packers now have a need up front on defense and a severe need in their receiver room, where Randall Cobb, Allen Lazard, and Sammy Watkins are currently leading the way.

They also have a bit of a large need along their offensive line, as well.

Hopefully, both Elgton Jenkins and David Bakhtiari can return to form, but outside of them, there might need to be some quality reinforcements.

I think if the Packers were in the AFC, they’d be a fringe playoff team, but because they’re in the NFC and the incredibly weak NFC North, they’ll yet again win double-digit games and the division.

Part of me thinks that was a huge reason why Aaron Rodgers decided to stay.  Green Bay has an easy road to a top-four seed in the NFC playoffs, and both Rodgers and the less competitive NFC can help cover up some of Green Bay’s needs.