The Green Bay Packers, at 2-4, have a great deal of work to do if they are going to right the ship and salvage the season. No, the Packers are far from Super Bowl contenders and it is highly unlikely that they will reach a level to even be considered an above average team yet in 2023. However, their record and their postseason chances are not the most important things that need to be saved.
The 2023 NFL season, for the Packers at least, is all about evaluating players and their potential to be long-term fixtures on their roster. Of course, the most important of these players is quarterback Jordan Love.
Green Bay sacrificed their relationship with Aaron Rodgers in order to draft Love in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft. In an attempt to appease the future Hall of Famer, Green Bay also sacrificed their salary cap to sign and acquire players in an attempt to go “all in” during the Super Bowl widow.
Unfortunately, and for many reasons, they never reached the Super Bowl in that window despite making the NFC Championship game twice. Many of the players they brought in are now gone (or hurt), and Green Bay has been forced to surround Love with nothing but first and second-year pass catchers.
Outside of the first two games of the season, the results have been disastrous. Rookie wide receivers have made multiple mistakes in multiple weeks and have brought down the production of the offense.
The Green Bay Packers Are Interested in Carolina Panthers Wide Receiver Terrace Marshall
For the past few weeks, many have wondered in the Packers might attempt to trade for a wide receiver before the NFL trade deadline passes on October 31. Not they think another wide receiver will put them over the proverbial hunt and into NFL Playoffs contention, but that a veteran pass catcher will help provide some stability in the passing game.
According to Joey Mistretta of NFL Analysis Network, that is something that the Packers have strongly considered over the course of the past few weeks:
“Green Bay is definitely interested in adding another weapon for Jordan Love,” a former NFL executive told NFL Analysis Network. “It may not be a superstar though. I know Terrace Marshall Jr. is a player they have had interest in.”
Marshall was a second round draft pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, but has yet to carve out a role in the Panthers offense. He did have 28 receptions for 490 yards and a touchdown last season, but so far has just 16 receptions for 114 yards in 2023.
He is only playing 57% for Carolina’s offensive snaps, so he is not a major piece for them. While he is still a young wide receiver, he has more experience than any of the Packers’ pass catchers and will not cost Green Bay much NFL Draft capital.