The Green Bay Packers are heading into the 2023 season with a completely new-look offense. Jordan Love, Christian Watson, Romeo Doubs, Jayden Reed, Luke Musgrave, Tucker Kraft, Aaron Jones, and AJ Dillon are not only the weapons in 2023, but figure to be a big part of this team for years to come. However, adding a veteran weapon could go a long way for this offense. As it turns out, the Green Bay Packers may be pursuing a five-time pro-bowler that could add a lot to this offense.
Green Bay Packers Expected To Pursue Wide Receiver Jarvis Landry
According to Andrew Buller-Russ:
A five-time Pro Bowl receiver who’s still just 30 years old, Jarvis Landry could help a lot of teams in 2023. But after appearing in just nine games with the New Orleans Saints and their messy QB situation last season, Landry’s stock is at an all-time low.
He recorded a career-worst 272 receiving yards on just 25 receptions, scoring one touchdown. But this is a player who has three 1,000-yard seasons under his belt as a possession-based receiver. He didn’t forget how to run routes, catch passes, or block in the running game.
andry’s just two years removed from an 800-yard season, and let’s be honest, he hasn’t exactly gotten to play with the Patrick Mahomes’ of the world, catching passes from Andy Dalton, Baker Mayfield, Jay Cutler, and Ryan Tannehill in his career. We’re not going to say Love will be any better, but maybe Landry’s recent dropoff isn’t all on him.
In a recent press conference, Packers head coach Matt LaFleur spoke on the possibility of Green Bay adding a veteran to the wide receiver room. While he did state that he would like to see one added when he spoke at the NFL Owners’ meetings prior to the NFL Draft, he backtracked on that statement in his recent media session:
“We will see how it goes. It will be a very fluid situation just in terms of how much we throw at them. If need be, I know Gutey is going to do whatever he can to help field the best possible team, and if need be, we will turn that way (signing a veteran receiver), but right now, we are just going to let those guys compete.”
The question, of course, is can the Packers even afford a veteran wide receiver? According to Spotrac, the team currently has $12.1 million in cap space, though they still need to use some of it to sign the rest of their draft class and their practice squad. If Landry can be had for some kind of veteran minimum contract with some incentives, he could be an option for the Packers. After all, he played this past season on a one-year $3 million deal with the New Orleans Saints. If he will take something close to or less than that, a deal with Green Bay could get done.
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