The Green Bay Packers, at 2-3, are using their Bye Week to figure out how they can jumpstart their stagnant offense. The woeful offensive displays the Packers have put out on the field have led many to wonder what they will do to change it.
For some, the answer is obvious: they need Aaron Jones back. Green Bay scored 38 points in Week One while Jones gained 127 yards of total offense and scored twice. Additionally, the offensive line has been woefully bad at run blocking, cause backup running back AJ Dillon to struggle.
However, changes to the offensive line are never headline grabbers, so many choose to come up with ridiculous trade proposals to generate clicks. Even ESPN is guilty of this, as they were when they published this recent trade proposal by Bill Barnwell.
ESPN Proposes the Green Bay Packers Trade Romeo Doubs to the Denver Broncos for Jerry Jeudy
One of the best wide receivers on the Packers’ roster is 2022 fourth round draft pick Romeo Doubs. Despite Doubs being one of the Jordan Love’s most trusted targets, Barnwell believes that destroying that chemistry and shipping Doubs off to the Denver Broncos will do the trick in igniting the offense.
In return, Barnwell has wide receiver Jerry Jeudy, a player long-linked to the Packers via trade rumors, going back to Green Bay. In addition, the Packers would send Denver a second round pick while the Broncos send a fourth round pick back to the Green Bay.
This, of course, is absolutely ridiculous. Jeudy has not produced at the level he was expected to as a first round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. This season, he has 17 receptions for 208 yards and no touchdowns. In contrast, Doubs has 21 receptions for 228 yards and three touchdowns.
Admittedly, Doubs has played in one more game than Jeudy as of this writing; but the point is Doubs is younger, under team control longer, and has shown more potential than Jeudy.
ESPN Shows Little Understand of the Green Bay Packers with This Trade Proposal
It’s not like the Packers never make any trades. After all, they traded Aaron Rodgers to the New York Jets this offseason and Davante Adams to the Las Vegas Raiders the offseason before. Last year, they tried to acquire Chase Claypool from the Pittsburgh Steelers for a second round pick.
But when it comes to young players that they drafted, who are showing promise rather than disappointment, they do not move on from them. Ever.
Additionally, that second round pick that Barnwell suggests they use is going to be more valuable to the Packers’ future than Jeudy could ever be.