​The Green Bay Packers have ​made a plethora of moves this week, shoring up their roster with the likes of ​Za'Darius Smith, Adrian Amos, Preston Smith, and Billy Turner. Those additions figure to speed up the team's push for contention, especially after missing out on the playoffs the last two seasons.


Despite those additions, Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst says they were not made due to a belief that franchise quarterback Aaron Rodgers' championship window might be closing.

​​"No, I don’t think so," Gutekunst said Thursday, via ESPN. "Obviously, this is Green Bay, Wisconsin; we’re in a win-now mode all the time. I thought we needed to add to our defense significantly, and I think these guys will. So, I don’t think it’s any different than it ever has been."


When looking at the moves made this week, many will scoff and say Green Bay did the same thing last year by signing Jimmy Graham, Muhammad Wilkerson, and Tramon Williams. The difference is that the signings Green Bay made this time are much younger. In fact, all four players are no older than 27.

Gutekunst has a much different approach than previous general manager Ted Thompson, who was never known to be this aggressive on the open market. He has truly asserted himself in his first two years running the front office at Lambeau, and is hoping to fulfill the yearly goal of the Green Bay Packers: make a deep run in the playoffs and win the franchise's fifth Lombardi Trophy with Rodgers at the helm.