The Packer’s Disappointing Trade Deadline
Another disappointing trade deadline has now come and gone in Green Bay. Reports have verified that The Packer’s number one target was Chase Claypool. He was traded Tuesday from the Pittsburgh Steelers to the Chicago Bears. Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Sentinel-Journal has confirmed the Packers offered a second-round pick for Chase Claypool. Essentially the same offer as the Chicago Bears. Per Silverstein, Pittsburgh’s reasoning for accepting Chicago’s deal was because they believed at the end of the year, Chicago’s pick would be more valuable than the Packer’s.
Making matters worse, it appears Green Bay had no backup plan, as the Packers stood pat Tuesday. There’s absolutely no debate–the 2022 trade deadline is a massive disappointment to the Green Bay Fanbase. For weeks the Packers have been rumored to be exploring potential wide receiver options to help provide depth to the Packer’s depleted wideout core.
Allen Lazard hasn’t filled the void Davante Left
In 2022 no one has been able to fill the void Davante Adams left. The apparent plan was for Allen Lazard to step into the number one wideout role. Lazard has only appeared in six games in 2022 due to injuries, and in those games, he has caught 26 receptions in 39 targets, scoring on four plays. He’s been a solid option for Aaron Rodgers. The trade deadline should have provided help.
Davante Adams, in a new role with the Oakland Raiders, has produced 38 receptions for 512 yards in what’s considered a slow start for Adams. Lazard is a great receiver, but he’s no Davante Adams. Essentially we’ve learned through eight weeks of the season Allen Lazard cannot carry the receiving corps of the Green Bay Packers.
With the trade deadline over, WR Odell Beckham Jr should be the most popular name in football.
Hearing the Patriots, Bills, Rams and Packers are ‘all in’ on bringing in the star wideout.
— Coach Eric Shun (@EShunESPN) November 1, 2022
Strikingly, with the Trade deadline now passed Odell Beckham Jr is still unsigned. Upper management saw the void in the offense. Let’s hope they can make a solid push to sign Odell Beckman Jr and breathe life into the fan base. The Vikings are currently 6-1 leading the NFC North division, but it’s still early enough in the season for the Packers to turn it around.