Throughout the week we have been breaking down the Packers’ 2013 roster as it stands right now. I have to admit that the process was a bit sobering. Each new article found a way to point out that the team has a litany of questions that need to be addressed this offseason, and unfortunately there are not simple answers for any of these questions. So out of this negative place we thought to bring you some good news. Pat Kirwain at CBS came up with a list the "Power Teams" going into 2013. These teams are the five teams he thinks are best situated going into 2013, and the Packers landed at number 4 on his list.
Kirwain used eight factors in order to come up with his list including: the team’s record in 2012, the number of returning starters, is there a franchise QB and is he number contract, how much cap room does the team have right now, are the coach and coordinators back, how many "significant players" does the team have with five or fewer years of experience, how many veterans look to be cap casualties, and does the team have a full complement of draft picks?
Here is what Kirwain had to say about the Packers:
4. Green Bay: The Packers won 11 games in 2012, have 20 returning starters, Aaron Rodgers is still under contract and they have a modest $7 million in salary cap space. They have 12 significant players with five or fewer years of experience and seven draft picks.
2013 Packers Roster Evaluation: Still One Of The "Power Teams"
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