Win the Super Bowl and sign your head coach to a multi-million dollar deal. Yep, it's been a fairly productive start to the offseason for the Green Bay Packers.
When they haven't been taking trips to the NFL scouting combine or giving long-winded conferences with the press, the Packers have kept fairly cool heads. Mike McCarthy has handled just about every situation with a smile on his face, while CEO Mark Murphy continues to pave the way behind the scenes as the 2011 season approaches.
Welcome to crunch time, folks.
Yes, the Packers now look toward April—the time of year when the draft comes into perspective. Along with prospects and promising recruits, though, free agency is also in Green Bay's viewfinder, as this year's pool of talent is swarming with potential picks.
You don't have to be a genius to realize the Packers are fairly laid-back during the free-agent period. Ted Thompson is fickle at best when it comes to considering players, a common area of aggravation for Packer fans.
This year may be no different, mind you.
Nevertheless, here's a select group of free agents Thompson may like to consider, keeping in mind the team's needs as time progresses.