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.