The Green Bay Packers had a terrific season, despite a brutal loss to the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship Game. Now, all eyes turn to Green Bay’s upcoming 2020-21 season.
In a little less than eight weeks, NFL free agency is set to begin. Packers GM Brian Gutekunst has the tough task of piecing together a contender for next season.
Green Bay’s list of free agents is lengthy and filled with key players.
Gutekunst recently addressed how he’s approaching free agency. The Packers GM has high hopes that he’ll be able to re-sign most of Green Bay’s free agents.
“I’ve got a lot of Ted Thompson in me,” Gutekunst said, via Packers beat writer Ryan Wood. “I’d like to keep them all.”
Gutekunst on impending free agents like Bryan Bulaga, Blake Martinez and Mason Crosby: "I've got a lot of Ted Thompson in me. I'd like to keep them all." He acknowledges that's a challenge for every team, keeping all their free agents.
— Ryan Wood (@ByRyanWood) January 24, 2020
That’s a lofty goal. But it’s unlikely the Packers will be able to accomplish it.
Green Bay’s lengthy list of free agents includes:
- K Mason Crosby
- LB Blake Martinez
- OL Bryan Bulaga
- TE Mercedes Lewis
- LB B.J. Goodson
- CB Tramon Williams
- OL Jared Veldheer
- OL Jason Spriggs
- WR Ryan Grant
- WR Geronimo Allison
- RB Tyler Ervin
- S Ibraheim Campbell
- OLB Kyler Fackrell
Gutekunst’s top priorities revolve around Crosby, Martinez and Bulaga. If the Packers GM can re-sign two of the three key players, that’d be a huge success.
Green Bay will have to piece together a difficult puzzle in coming months.