The Green Bay Packers are in the midst of a dream season. Playing in the NFC divisional round was probably not something many Packers fans saw coming at the beginning of the season.
Regardless of what happens on Saturday, this season was obviously a huge success. The end of the season will also signify the end of the road for a few key Packers players. If Green Bay loses on Saturday, it might be the last time we see these Packers.
1. Preston Smith
Smith has been one of the most productive linebackers in Green Bay since signing with the team in 2019. He has thrived both as a pass rusher and run defender. Even though he is still playing at a high level as a starter, Smith may be too expensive for the Packers.
Moving on from the 31-year-old while he still has trade value makes sense. Similar to how they moved on from Za-Darius Smith when he crossed to the wrong side of the age curve, the Packers could open up playing time for their promising young pass rushers like Lukas Van Ness and Kingsley Enagbare.