The Green Bay Packers have a new salary cap wizard. Joey Laine is the new name in the front offices of Titletown. He joins current cap wizard Russ Ball as the team attempts to navigate it’s new normal.
Laine spent more than a decade with the New Orleans Saints and then followed Ryan Pace to the Bears and spent eight seasons in Chicago as Director of Football Administration.
With with the Rodgers deal coming off and so many young talented players on early contracts, Green Bay has a very interesting future. Most fans are used to the Green Bay Way. The ideology of the front office is to develop from within and never goes after free agents or trades. Although there’s reason to believe that methodology will continue, this is the first time the team won’t have a high priced Hall of Fame quarterback in three decades. That flexibility means Brian Gutekunst and Company can be more creative and be willing to take risks and approach things in a lot of different ways. There’s no definitive proof that the way they did things with Aaron Rodgers at the helm under Gutekunst will be the exact same way they do things with a younger and more reasonably priced Love at the helm.
It won’t completely change the front office but adding someone creative like Joey Laine to Russ Ball is a no-brainer for the Packers.
In other Packers news, the guys over at Locked On Packers did an incredible job of breaking down which undrafted free agents for the green and gold have the potential to break out and become real assets for the team. Click play below to watch.