The Green Bay Packers have a lot to figure out this off-season when it comes to their roster. 2022 didn’t go as planned as many believed that the Packers would be Super Bowl contenders, but they failed to even make the postseason.
There are numerous tasks on their to-do list this offseason to help get things back on track. No. 1 on that list is figuring out what to do at the quarterback position. Will Aaron Rodgers be coming back for another season or will it be time for Jordan Love to step into the lineup?
Regardless of who is under center in 2023 for the Packers, they will be looking to upgrade the skill position players around him. Green Bay lost a ton of talent at wide receiver in 2022 with Davante Adams traded to the Las Vegas Raiders and Marquez Valdes-Scantling signing with the Kansas City Chiefs.
This offseason, Allen Lazard looks like he will be on his way out of town, further weakening the wide receiver position. In addition to that, nearly the entire tight end depth chart is set to hit free agency.
Josiah Deguara and undrafted rookie Nick Guggemos are the only tight ends currently on the roster that aren’t slated to hit free agency this year. That is a major position of need as they could lose a lot of experience and production with Robert Tonyan, Marcedes Lewis and Tyler Davis all hitting free agency.
If all three players depart, the Packers need to bring in some veteran help as Deguara has only 39 receptions in his career and Guggemos has yet to take an NFL snap. One player that could intrigue Green Bay in free agency is Evan Engram.
Engram signed a one-year prove-it deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars after spending the first five seasons of his career with the New York Giants. His tenure with Big Blue was up and down, but he has put it all together with the Jaguars in 2022.
Drops and effectiveness as a blocker marred the beginning of Engram’s career. Regarded for his explosiveness and athleticism, the Jaguars were able to make better use of his skill set than the Giants were and it resulted in the best season of his career. The Ole Miss product caught 73 passes for 766 yards and four touchdowns, quickly becoming a go-to target for Trevor Lawrence.
He would be a great addition for the Packers, adding another reliable weapon in the passing game, which the team needs. Green Bay would still deploy Deguara as their blocking tight end, taking advantage of the mismatches that Engram is capable of creating just as Jacksonville did.