We rejoiced when the Green Bay Packers made the long-overdue decision to part ways with A.J. Hawk. However, it now appears there’s at least a slight chance we haven’t seen the last of Hawk.
Because A.J. Hawk WILL HAUNT US FOREVER!
The Packers reportedly haven’t closed the door on Hawk returning to the team.
The Journal Sentinel has a source that is telling them a Hawk return is still possible. They’re probably just saying this to torture us because not even the Packers can pretend that Hawk was serviceable after last season.
Seriously, the thinking goes something like this and requires a lot of ifs.
IF the Packers don’t sign an inside linebacker in free agency AND IF they don’t draft an inside linebacker AND IF they don’t find a promising inside linebacker in undrafted free agency… then they might consider bringing Hawk back.
Thankfully for our sanity, that doesn’t appear terribly likely.
But who knows?
We highly doubt the Packers will sign anyone in free agency. Undrafted free agents are a crapshoot. If they somehow are unable to draft an inside linebacker that’s halfway decent and someone bashes Mike McCarthy in the head with a 5-iron, then maybe they will bring Hawk back.