The last few days on Twitter have been full of Green Bay Packers fans and players commenting on the direction the team is taking. Are the Packers in a rebuild or a reload? On May 7th Keisean Nixon sent out a tweet responding to comments about rebuilding.
Keep That Rebuild Shit Off My TL This Ain’t That… #K9
— K9 (@keiseannixon) May 8, 2023
Green Bay Packers Direction
Nixon’s tweet drew plenty of engagement on social media. However, he may not be the only Packer upset with the discourse about a rebuild. Rasul Douglas sent out a tweet today that also hints that the Packers players are not in a rebuilding mindset.
If you ain’t trying to win then why are you playing
— rasul (@RasulEra) May 9, 2023
Douglas was quickly hit with a reply from Nixon who spoke on the matter a few days ago.
— K9 (@keiseannixon) May 9, 2023
The Green Bay Packers will look very different in 2023. They moved on from Aaron Rodgers and lost Allen Lazard in free agency. They still have not brought back Adrian Amos. The oldest player on the offense is Aaron Jones.
The core of this team is no longer veterans, but rather an influx of youth. It will be a very important year for Matt LaFleur who will be coaching without an MVP quarterback for the first time. Brian Gutekunst has invested a lot of money and draft capital into the defense, and there should be no excuses this year. The defense closed the year out very strong and might have to play great to make up for growing pains on offense.
Rebuild or Reload?
The Packers are in a unique position. While they have a new quarterback and a young team, the quarterback has been sitting behind an MVP for three years. He already has a grasp of the offense. Additionally, Matt LaFleur can finally run the offense he was hired to run in full. The Packers should not have to go into a rebuild. They should be able to compete this year while also looking ahead to the future.
For the first time in a long time, the core of the Green Bay Packers is young. If Jordan Love can play within the system and Matt LaFleur can get the best out of his young weapons the offense will be able to keep the team competitive.
While the Packers likely will not be competing for a championship this year, they can still set themselves up for the future without tanking. They already have an extra pick from the Jets in 2024 which will likely be a first-rounder. What the Packers are doing is not necessarily a rebuild or a reload. It feels like the Packers are simply just refreshing the roster. They are going to rely heavily on young players to replace the production they were getting from aging veterans.
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