Mario Williams might be the hottest commodity in free agency, much like how Julius Peppers was back in 2010. The Chicago Bears signed Peppers to a six-year, $72 million contract that offseason. Is it time for another NFC North team to claim their prize?
A lot of people seem to think yes.
Obviously, many of those people are Packer fans, but they still all believe Mario Williams would be a good fit. And I’m not here to debate that. I think Williams is one of the better pass rushers in the league and adding him to the Packers defense would be awesome.
However, this Packers team has a lot of young talent that needs to be re-signed in the upcoming years, including this year. Scott Wells and Jermichael Finley are both free agents this year, and the Packers are going to want to set aside money for contract extensions for players like Aaron Rodgers, Greg Jennings, Bryan Bulaga, TJ Lang, Clay Matthews, BJ Raji, Sam Shields, Morgan Burnett, and maybe James Starks.
That’s a lot of young players that the Packers are going to want to keep.
I cannot possibly go into all of those players situations and determine what they will be paid when their contracts are up. Many players listed above will have to play more for us to see what their value is. However, this article will determine what the Packers have to do this upcoming off season to sign Williams, and also determine who they may have to part ways with soon.