It’s rare to see the Green Bay Packers being the last at something NFL-related.
They are one of the league’s early teams and the first publicly-owned franchise.
They have also been one of the better teams in the NFC, thanks to reigning MVP Aaron Rodgers.
But the Packers will become the last NFL team to participate in a regular-season game at London, England after the league announced that they will be part of the 2022 season’s International Series, as shown in this tweet by NFL UK.
Completed in 2022. 🇬🇧🧀 pic.twitter.com/0IKuzy1Kal
— NFL UK (@NFLUK) February 28, 2022
Aside from the Packers, the New Orleans Saints and the Jacksonville Jaguars will also be playing games in London next season.
Meanwhile, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be playing in the NFL’s first-ever regular-season game in Germany.
Likewise, the Arizona Cardinals will be playing one game in Mexico.
These games are part of the NFL’s initiative to grow its fanbase overseas through the International Home Marketing Area.
Who Will Be On The Packers Roster By Then?
But before the Packers think about playing overseas, they must deal with their salary cap surplus first.
As it stands, Green Bay is around $30 million over the cap, based on 2022 projections.
However, they still have a long way to go if they are to generate enough cap room to sign Rodgers and wide receiver Davante Adams.
That said, there’s a possibility that the Packers lose both players unless they give Adams the franchise tag.
If Rodgers ends up leaving, the team will have to elevate Jordan Love as their starter.
Initial playing stints of Love do not signify positive results.
However, Rodgers started as a relative unknown behind Brett Favre.
Therefore, the jury is still out on whether Love will pan out as Rodgers’ rightful successor.NEXT: Packers Spent The Weekend Clearing Even More Cap Space