The Green Bay Packers are entering the unknown in 2023. With the pending Aaron Rodgers trade, the franchise looks to turn the keys over to fourth-year quarterback Jordan Love. Love is walking into a good situation with Aaron Jones, AJ Dillon, Christian Watson, and Romeo Doubs all at his disposal. The two rookie wide receivers created an optimistic future at the wide receiver position for the Green Bay Packers after their breakout rookie campaigns.
Aaron Jones, to the relief of many Packers fans, was brought back to Green Bay on a discount. AJ Dillon continues to be a battering ram for the Packers offense. However, with all of that said, a veteran wide receiver could prove extremely beneficial for this offense. As it turns out, the Green Bay Packers were recently named in a trade that would fix just that.
Green Bay Packers Named In DeAndre Hopkins Trade
Per Kenneth Teape of NFL Analysis Network:
One player that would fit that bill for the Packers is DeAndre Hopkins. The former All-Pro has reportedly been made available this offseason by the Arizona Cardinals for trade as they transition into a bit of a reset.
While head coach Jonathan Gannon has said he is preparing as if Hopkins will be on the roster in Week 1, if a good offer is presented to them, the Cardinals would likely take it. What kind of trade could the Packers make with them?
Arizona is reportedly seeking a second or third-round pick with one more pick or player included. Green Bay could offer them a third-round pick (No. 78 overall) and a fifth-round pick (No. 170 overall) and see if that is enough to get a deal done.
Given Hopkins’ inability to stay on the field the last two seasons, as he has missed 15 games, and his huge contract, it will be hard for the Cardinals to get what they perceive as fair value for him. A third and a fifth are likely the best they can do unless a team gets desperate and offers a second-round pick.
For the Packers, Love would now have a go-to No.1 receiver that has proven he has plenty left in the tank. If he can stay on the field, there is no reason he won’t put up Pro Bowl-caliber stats once again during the 2023 season.
To recap, a realistic proposed trade would look like:
Green Bay Packers Receive:
- WR DeAndre Hopkins
Arizona Cardinals Receive:
- 2023 Third Round Pick (No. 78 Overall)
- 2023 Fifth Round Pick (No. 170 Overall)
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