3 offseason moves Packers need to make to reach Super Bowl 56

Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
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GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN – JANUARY 24: Robert Tonyan #85 of the Green Bay Packers warms up prior to their NFC Championship game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Lambeau Field on January 24, 2021 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /

2. Secure an upgrade at tight end

Robert Tonyan enjoyed a really nice 2020 season for the Packers. Plenty of teams would be more than satisfied to get 52 catches for 583 yards and 11 touchdowns from their starting tight end. Green Bay is one of the few franchises that should set their sights higher.

The team’s need for an increase in talent at the wide receiver spot has caused the opportunity to upgrade at tight end to go largely unnoticed. It’s time for that to change. The Packers should make a bold move to go out and get a true difference-maker at the position this offseason.

The easiest route towards achieving that goal would be to land Hunter Henry in free agency. He’s not going to suddenly blossom into Travis Kelce by moving to Green Bay, but he could give Rodgers another valuable weapon in the passing game. Henry is not the blocker that Tonyan is but he’s a much better receiver when flexed out into the slot.

For the record, this doesn’t mean Tonyan should be banished to the bench for all eternity. LaFleur’s offensive system has plenty of room to employ multiple tight end sets on a variety of downs. Pairing Tonyan with a more athletic receiver would make Green Bay’s offense tougher to stop when the stakes are at their highest.