Falling just short of a Super Bowl appearance in 2019, but totally outmatched in the NFC Championship, the Green Bay Packers one goal this offseason was to get their roster over the hump. Aaron Rodgers won't be around to lead this team forever, and now is the time for the quarterback to win his second ring.
I'm not sure they have entirely done that so far, having a quiet free agency period that resulted in very few high impact signings. In fact, they have actually lost more than they have gained. Even so, here are the three best offseason moves by the Packers pre-draft.
3. Releasing TE Jimmy Graham
Signing linebacker Christian Kirksey could be No. 3 on this list, but some would really consider Kirksey to be a downgrade from Blake Martinez, who left in free agency. The release of Jimmy Graham was something that needed to happen. It saved Green Bay $8 million in salary cap, and the veteran tight end is a shell of his former self. Unfortunately, the Packers haven't used that money for anything all-too exciting, but this is still a positive move that allows Jace Sternberger to get a chance alongside vet Marcedes Lewis at tight end.
2. Signing RT Rick Wagner
Bryan Bulaga walking in free agency was a tough blow, but if the Packers didn't snag Rick Wagner than this would have been an even bigger issue area for 2020. Sometimes you have to tread water in free agency, and Green Bay did that with Wagner, a solid affordable right tackle that can fill-in for the former Packers great who finally moved on.
1. Signing WR Devin Funchess
This is a total flier, and the fact that this is the Packers' big offseason move to this point is telling just how slow their Spring has been. Still, I really like the move. Rodgers needed more weapons in 2019 and Funchess was actually one of the top wide receivers available. Yes he missed all of last season to injury, but before that he was a WR1 with the Carolina Panthers. Funchess has a large frame and he can become a physical red zone threat to pair with Davante Adams when healthy. Considering they got him on the cheap, there is a lot of potential to this signing.
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