The Packers now feature a front that boasts Mike Daniels, Kenny Clark and Mo Wilkerson, which is one of the more fierce groups that you will find in the National Football League as Daniels continues to be underrated and Clark continues his breakout after being labeled a bust following his first season. Players in the past have lacked motivation when they are not contending for a title, but they are able to turn it around when on a contender.
Although there are some concerns regarding Wilkerson's willingness to give 100 percent game in and game out, the Packers could have a bargain on their hands if he lives up to his potential. The Jets went 10-6, and NY rewarded their defensive tackle with a five-year, $86 million dollar deal.
A lot more work still needs to be done, but Gutekunst has made a step towards improving the defense. After one of their rumored targets, Trumaine Johnson was signed by the New York Jets, it was assumed they were going to stand pat for the night.
The 2018 Green Bay Packers are not your father's Green Bay Packers, or even your younger uncle's Green Bay Packers, because these Green Bay Packers are spending big early in free agency.
A Pro Bowler in 2015 and twice a second-team All-Pro, Wilkerson will help strengthen the Packers' front-seven.
The Jets released Wilkerson on March 5, ending a seven-year run in NY that turned bitter last season.
It's fair to say Mike Daniels is pleased with the signing.
It's been a couple years since he made that kind of impact, but if Wilkerson can stay healthy and return to form, he's the type of talent that transforms an entire defensive line.
It can be considered a strong start to free agency for the Packers.
What are your thoughts on the two signings?