The Green Bay Packers will need to address the linebacker position in the upcoming offseason, with 15 linebackers from PFF's top 150 free agents list offering potential options for the team. The switch to a 4-3 defense under new defensive coordinator Jeff Hafley adds complexity to the construction of this position group, impacting the roles and responsibilities of the linebackers.

By the Numbers
  • Green Bay Packers currently $2.8 million over the projected 2024 salary cap
  • If De’Vondre Campbell is released, it would free up $2.6 million in cap space, swelling to $10.5 million if he’s designated a post-June 1st cut
  • Eric Wilson led the team in special teams snaps
State of Play
  • Switch to a 4-3 defense under new coordinator Jeff Hafley
  • The Packers are still $2.8 million over the projected 2024 salary cap
  • Plan to create needed cap space through contract restructures, veteran cuts, and a possible extension for Kenny Clark
What's Next

A decision on De’Vondre Campbell's future will be made before March 15th, when he is due a roster bonus of $2.9 million.

Bottom Line

The Packers will need to navigate salary cap constraints while aiming to address the linebacker position through free agency, potentially reshaping the defensive scheme and improving the impact plays from this unit.