The Green Bay Packers could look a lot different on the field in 2022 than they did in 2021. They are staring down a bad salary cap situation which could lead to some tough decisions being made when it comes to prospective free agents.
Retaining all of their own free agents that they want to keep is going to be difficult enough. Bringing in outside free agents to fill the holes on the roster will prove to be a tall task.
A lot of attention will be given to Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams, and rightfully so. They are both superstars and without them, the Packers could very well be heading into a bit of a rebuilding stage.
If that is the case, the Packers will likely be handing out a bunch of one-year contracts as they look to fix their salary cap situation and rebuild the roster. One of the other positions that could need some outside help is the tight end spot.
Robert Tonyan suffered a season-ending injury in 2021 and is now set to become a free agent. In addition to Tonyan, Mercedes Lewis is also hitting free agency this offseason. If they lose both, they will have to scour the market for someone to replace them.
In that scenario, Zach Kruse of Packers Wire believes that Green Bay could target Maxx Williams. Williams was a second-round pick of the Baltimore Ravens in 2015 and has spent the previous three seasons with the Arizona Cardinals.
He was on track for a career season in 2021, playing in five games before suffering an injury. That injury should keep him from being too expensive, which is a good thing for the Packers.
Still only 27-years old, there is some untapped potential as a pass-catcher when it comes to Williams. He is a solid blocker and could blossom if given the chance to play a full-time role. He would be an excellent buy-low target for the Packers, essentially combining the skill sets of Tonyan and Lewis into one, affordable player.