No matter what happens from this point on during the NFL offseason, the Green Bay Packers should already be considered big winners after resigning Randall Cobb and Bryan Bulaga.
Other big moves have been made but no team has outdone the Packers in the free agent frenzy. Green Bay simply kept their own but keeping Cobb and Bulaga, the Packers top two free agents on below market deals is a tremendous success for general manager Ted Thompson.
Now, the entire starting offense of the Packers, with the exception of John Kuhn, who is a part time player anyways, is locked up for at least the next two seasons.
Cobb, Nelson, Davante Adams and up and coming tight end Richard Rodgers are all under contract for the next three seasons, meaning Aaron Rodgers is set to enter the latter stages of his prime with a slew of talented pass catchers locked up long term.
The Packers also have a stellar offensive line they were able to keep intact with the Bulaga deal. Meaning Rodgers will also have the benefit of great pass protection and a legitimate running game for the foreseeable future.
Yes, Green Bay needs a corner and hopefully they can retain Tramon Williams. The Packers also need to get a nose tackle — maybe B.J. Raji or Letroy Guion and an inside backer (likely in NFL draft).
But, unlike most teams, Green Bay is without glaring needs entering the draft, which gives the Packers a huge advantage. Also, even after two blockbuster deals, the Packers still have plenty of space to shore up their holes and add depth, while potentially making another Julius Peppers type move.
Regardless of what happens, the Packers offseason has already been a resounding success and it’s one that will keep Green Bay in Super Bowl contention for years to come.