The Packers Roster Literally Got Worse After Successful 2019 Season and Fans Should Be Livid
By Thomas Carannante
We already know what you have to say about the Green Bay Packers' showing in the 2020 NFL Draft. We don't need to go into that any further unless we want to see fists thrown.
While the draft could've been a prime opportunity for head coach Matt LaFleur and general manager Brian Gutekunst to improve the roster, so was free agency! Did they forget about that too? Because the Packers' roster is somehow WORSE after management did nothing significant to improve areas of need following a 2019 campaign that featured an NFC Championship appearance.
This team was one win away from the Super Bowl and there have been no discernible additions to help them get over the hump. They needed a No. 2 target for Aaron Rodgers and decided Devin Funchess was that guy. They needed a new right tackle after letting Bryan Bulaga go to the Chargers and signed former Lion Rick Wagner, which isn't much of an upgrade at all.
They didn't address the loss of Jimmy Graham and made a little bit of an effort to replace Blake Martinez by signing former Browns linebacker in Christian Kirksey. Does management just expect the team to figure it out? Their flaws were clear in 2019 despite an impressive 13-3 season, and none of them were addressed.
In short, fans should be livid. If this team was going to address their future in the draft, the least those in power could've done was make ONE marquee free agent signing or trade to bolster the wide receiving corps or offensive line.
Instead, it's back to Aaron Rodgers getting sacked a bunch, Davante Adams being the only reliable target, and a lack of pass coverage from the linebacking corps. Packers fans won't be happy seeing more of the same that holds them back from a Super Bowl in 2020.