Packers looking to trade for a WR per Jay Glazer

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The NFL’s trade deadline comes to a close on Tuesday the 29th at 4:00 pm eastern and on Fox NFL Sunday, NFL insider Jay Glazer reported the Green Bay Packers as one of the teams still in search of a wide receiver.

Although the Green Bay Packers now find themselves at 7-1 on the season, as we’ve seen from both New England and San Francisco, there is always room for improvement. And one position in particular that could be upgraded for the right price, is the receiver.

Despite a huge game for the Packers’ receiving core against the Oakland Raiders, in the other three games without Davante Adams, they’ve struggled to produce. Other than Allen Lazard’s fourth quarter against Detroit, the overall numbers for the unit have been quite underwhelming. In fact, just last night against Kansas City, Lazard, Jake Kumerow, Geronimo Allison, and Marquez Valdes-Scantling would combine for nine receptions for 101 yards against a banged-up Chiefs’ defense.

With Davante Adams likely to return next week, Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams becoming huge factors in the passing game, and the emergence of Jimmy Graham over the last few weeks, can this current offense led by Aaron Rodgers get to the Super Bowl? Absolutely. But that doesn’t mean GM Brian Gutekunst shouldn’t be calling around looking for an upgrade.

The top name on the receiver market at the moment is Robby Anderson of the New York Jets who would give Green Bay another deep threat in the passing game alongside MVS. While their games may be similar, Anderson is a far more accomplished receiver with 176 career receptions, nearly 2,600 yards on 14.7 yards per catch with 16 touchdowns.

However, what may derail any sort of deal for Anderson or any other receiver for that matter is the market price. Many feel that New England and San Francisco gave up way too much to acquire Mohamed Sanu and Emmanuel Sanders and that could be the reason why the Packers’ don’t make any trades.

With all of that said, this Packers team has a real chance to make some noise in the playoffs and a push towards the Super Bowl. If there is a receiver available that Gutekunst feels could take this offense up a notch, he needs to strongly consider making a deal.


9 thoughts on “Packers looking to trade for a WR per Jay Glazer

    1. I agree with you, ILB who can pass protect would be a perfect addition.

    2. Bama, I agree with you and Perry. The problem is availability, and the guy Perry describes is either “Not Available” or damned expensive.

      I don’t see Gutekunst trading an early round (#1 or #2) pick and street FA’s are on the street for a reason. I’ll hope he can find someone but we might be stuck!

  1. Jay Glazer? Why not ask Skip Bayless while you’re at it, I’ve never heard much accuracy from either one of them.
    By watching the Packers play I’d have to lean toward defensive help if I were to make predictions.

  2. A.J. Green would certainly be a help for Aaron in the deep patterns, especially when Aaron sees a free play coming their way.

  3. We need more help on Defense. It doesn’t matter how much you score if the D can’t hold the opposition. A Top 10 D is needed to go deep in the playoffs. Help is needed in all areas. Just trade for help on D-Line, or ILB. We are good at pass rush. Upgrade th DB’s by adding veteran help. When you start 7-1 w a 35 year old Rodgers, how many more opportunities are we gonna go 7-1, w AR?

    A veteran backup QB is needed, as insurance.
    I know I am bringing up a lot of moves. I would be happy to see any of these happen. C’Mon Gute…Ger Ur Done!….starts like this can’t be wasted. Lets show the fans that you are trying!!!

  4. I said it once I’ll say it again , we don’t need any more W/R ‘s , the ones we have are doing good . If these other teams are getting rid of these players , there has to be a reason …. No sense getting a cat in the bag … Only one player I would trade is Shepard , and your not going to get much for him …

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