10 Familiar Faces May Be Leaving Green Bay This Offseason
I think we need to recognize what this season could represent for the Packers as a whole. Aaron Rodgers wants to “run the table,” but maybe we should look at this season less as a run towards greatness and more of a last stand for a significant group of players.
11 players are scheduled to become unrestricted free agents, and ten have been regular or spot starters throughout their time in Green Bay, including several on the wrong side of 30. It doesn’t take a lot of imagination to see a lot of those guys walking out the door and never coming back.
It’s not impossible that we could be seeing the final weeks of guys like Julius Peppers and T.J. Lang given their age, or even younger guys like Nick Perry, Micah Hyde, and J.C. Tretter. Even Eddie Lacy’s time with the Packers could be done, and he’s been on the shelf for weeks already.
It’s not unfair to wonder if the Packers have underachieved over the last few seasons, but the crop of players set to hit free agency has also been wonderfully successful and the departure of even a few would mean new faces at some high profile positions.
This post originally appeared on Acme Packing Company.