You know why those rosters fell apart quick?
Because they do things the Packers don't do.
In the past 7 years, the Vikings have used a first round pick on:
An off-ball LB (9th overall)
Two WR (22nd and 23rd overall)
A center (18th overall)
They paid their QB way too much money. After paying their QB way too much money, they've used way too much of their draft capital and way too much of their cap space on signing/re-signing offensive talent around him and they've completely neglected their defense. Add the fact that they can't figure out how to coach or how to draft or how to sign their OL and you get the Vikings.
Same thing with the Cowboys. The Cowboys used a first round pick on a receiver when they just traded a first round pick for Cooper AND paid Cooper a massive contract, but they also had Gallup.
In the past 8 years,
WR (17th overall)
Off ball LB (19th overall)
RB (4th overall)
G (16th overall
C (31st overall)
Both those teams put extreme emphasis on the least important positions in football. And those positions still suck.
Look at the Packers offensive line. Two modest free agent additions, but then the rest are all 2nd-7th round picks. Bakhtiari is the best pass blocking LT in football. Elgton Jenkins is going to get himself a couple all-pros most likely. Corey Linsley is playing like the best center in football.
Even when teams hit on WR like Jefferson and Lamb. Okay, so? The Cowboys had one win even before Dak got hurt and they were putting up crazy amounts of points.
The Vikings are still at only one win even with Jefferson playing extremely well.
As frustrating as our defense is, we are giving up 5.5 less points per game than the Vikings and a full touchdown less than the Cowboys.
They spread their cap space thin each and every year by loading up each and every year and each and every year they get a bunch of players not playing for new contracts and playing for themselves. Once the chips are down, it's tough to get motivated to be a team player when you're making a million dollars per game check.
As long as the current power structure remains in place, the Green Bay Packers will never be a tanker type team. They will never fall to that top 5 pick threshold. Even in McCarthy's last year the Packers had 6 wins and a tie, and they were a couple boneheaded plays away from being at that 8 win threshold.
Then think back to 2017. Rodgers missed a bunch of games, still 7 wins.
Any draft and develop team that knows how to coach its front 7, how to develop their front 7, will not bottom out barring insane amounts of injuries.