As the Green Bay Packers prepare for the opening of 2023 NFL free agency, there are quite a few big questions surrounding the franchise. Will Aaron Rodgers return as the team’s starting quarterback or will Jordan Love take over the reigns? Are the Packers going to swing big or simply re-tool?
One of the biggest questions that Brian Gutekunst and company will need to answer comes on the offensive side of the ball. Do they continue forward with young wide receivers like Christian Watson and Romeo Doubs and focus on adding more young talent? Or, do they go out and add a veteran wideout.
That question will likely be answered by what happens at the quarterback position. If Rodgers returns for another season, it seems likely that the Packers would look more aggressively at adding a veteran receiver. On the other hand, if Love is the starter, going young completely makes more sense.
The Packers Are A Prime Candidate To Sign Kenny Golladay
According to Heavy.com, the Packers are among the top potential destinations for Golladay. He has hit free agency after being released by the New York Giants. Golladay suffered through a brutal tenure with the Giants and will be looking for a fresh start and opportunity.
During the course of the 2022 season with the Giants, Golladay caught just six passes for 81 yards and a touchdown. Those numbers show how far he has fallen from just a few years ago when he was one of the top up-and-coming receivers in the NFL.
The Packers know all too well about how good Golladay was with the Detroit Lions. He was a thorn in Green Bay’s side for their NFC North rivals.
Back in the 2019 season with Detroit, Golladay racked up 65 receptions for 1,190 yards and 11 touchdowns. He appeared to be a future superstar and that’s exactly why the Giants paid him what they did. Now, he will look to resurrect his career and joining a team like the Packers could help him do just that.
If Rodgers returns under center, the Packers need to go out and find a veteran or two for him. Watson and Doubs will likely take a step forward in their second seasons, but it was clear that playing with young wideouts mainly was frustrating for Rodgers.
There are so many different directions that the Packers could choose to go. Hopefully, they will find out Rodgers’ intentions in the near future so they can decide which path to take. Only time will tell, but the Packers might just be a team to watch for Golladay when free agency opens, or they may have no interest at all.