Packer Plus writer Rob Reischel joined us on Valentine's Day to talk about the strong potential of Greg Jennings leaving the Packers and where the team needs to improve for the 2013 season.
We asked Reischel about Jennings' potential market and the slim chance of him staying. Reischel thinks there is "only about a 25% chance" the Packers will pay Jennings and try to get something for him in a trade and that they will probably let him walk in free agency. Of his future team, Reischel believes "Minnesota's got to be in the top 4 or 5 candidates," especially given the trend in former Packers finding their way to the Minnesota. "It makes sense for the Vikings."
Reischel also believes that of Jennings and Jermichael Finley, the Packers "gotta keep one of the two." Finley is "probably not gonna be that top 3 or 4 tight end... but he's going to be a top 10 or 12." Reischel predits Finley will return but that his replacement will likely be drafted in April.
So where do the Packers need to be better in 2013? Reischel seems to think they need a little bit of everything. He says runningback is "still a real position of weakness" and thinks the Packers need to get one in the draft. "They need defensive lineman and a guy with size." He also added that the Packers need help in the secondary, they need "another young corner", and they need to bring in some competition for Mason Crosby at kicker. "They've got a lot of needs."