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Building Green Bay’s ideal roster for a Super Bowl in 2016

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Are you ready for it? Can you even contain your excitement for what’s to come? Embrace yourselves, this is it. It’s here.

The 2016 Green Bay Packers are putting an end to their extensive, exceedingly-long draught of five years without a Super Bowl win and taking back what is rightfully theirs – the Lombardi Trophy.

It’s happening this season and it’s happening with this roster.

Gone are the days of a portly Eddie Lacy filling his time with personal eating competitions. Gone are the days a middle linebacker incapable of covering a mattress with bed sheets. Say goodbye to the leisurely tight end on a sunset stroll over the middle of the field.

Rather, welcome a revamped roster that brings home the fifth Super Bowl victory in franchise history. Welcome back the number one scoring offense in the NFL. Say hello to Clay Matthews back on the outside and making a run at defensive player of the year. How sweet does that sound?

In order for that to become a reality, Ted Thompson must do the unthinkable; He must spend money in free agency. Green Bay needs players that are ready to play and make an impact from the get-go. With more than $20 million in cap space and a team seemingly one or two players away from the ultimate goal year after year, the time to strike is now.

Below, I will prescribe the cure for recent ailments experienced in Titletown, finding solutions in both free agency and the draft. Without further adieu here is your Super Bowl LI Champion depth chart, as formulated by yours truly:



  1. Aaron Rodgers
  2. Brett Hundley

Running Backs

  1. Eddie Lacy
  2. Kenneth Dixon, via draft
  3. John Crockett


  1. John Kuhn
  2. Aaron Ripkowski

Wide Receivers

  1. Jordy Nelson
  2. Randall Cobb
  3. Davante Adams
  4. Ty Montgomery
  5. Jeff Janis

Tight Ends

  1. Ladarius Green, via free agency
  2. Richard Rodgers
  3. Justin Perillo

Left Tackles

  1. David Bakhtiari
  2. Joe Haeg, via draft

Left Guards

  1. Josh Sitton
  2. Lane Taylor
  3. Matt Rotherham


  1. Corey Linsley
  2. JC Tretter

Right Guards

  1. TJ Lang
  2. Josh Walker

Right Tackles

  1. Bryan Bulaga
  2. JC Tretter/Joe Haeg


Defensive Tackles

  1. Mike Daniels
  2. Letroy Guion
  3. BJ Raji
  4. Mike Pennel
  5. Javon Hargrave, via draft

Defensive Ends

  1. Datone Jones
  2. Emmanuel Ogbah, via draft

Outside Linebackers

  1. Clay Matthews
  2. Julius Peppers
  3. Nick Perry
  4. Jayrone Elliott
  5. Datone Jones

Inside Linebackers

  1. Jerrell Freeman, via free agency
  2. Sam Barrington
  3. Jake Ryan
  4. Joe Thomas


  1. Sam Shields
  2. Damarious Randall
  3. Micah Hyde
  4. Quintin Rollins
  5. LaDarius Gunter

Free Safeties

  1. Ha Ha Clinton-Dix
  2. Micah Hyde

Strong Safeties

  1. Morgan Burnett
  2. Chris Banjo

Special Teams

Long Snappers

  1. Brett Goode
  2. Rick Lovato


  1. Mason Crosby


  1. Tim Masthay

Kick Returners

  1. Ty Montgomery
  2. Jeff Janis

Punt Returners

  1. Micah Hyde
  2. Jeff Janis

There you have it. Your 2016 Super Bowl Champion Green Bay Packers. Thompson has plenty of talent to work with in the draft and he finally pushes his way into the free agent market, tending to the two biggest needs on the roster – inside linebacker and tight end. With Thompson’s contract expiring in 2018 and expectations of him retiring, I should probably start my application for the position soon.