Sammy Watkins and Allen Lazard figure to the Packers’ top candidates for wide receiver number one for the 2022 season. It may take a few years for Christian Watson or Romeo Doubs to turn into a potential top tier threat in this league. That being said the Packers remain a perfect candidate for a blockbuster trade in the NFL. Alex Kay of Bleacher Report suggested a trade that would take the Packers offense to the next level. DK Metcalf and Aaron Rodgers together? Can you imgaine?
DK Metcalf To Green Bay?
The Seattle Seahawks aren’t in a “win now” mode. In fact they are pretty far from it. The Seahawks finished last in their division in 2021, then chose to trade Russell Wilson to the Denver Broncos. Teams in those situations have little to no reason to break the bank for a wide receiver. Alex Kay went on to explain the reasoning for this trade:
During an appearance on The Pat McAfee Show, NFL insider Ian Rapoport said he would be surprised if DK Metcalf is traded, but noted a deal is “not impossible,” either.
There should be no shortage of suitors for Metcalf after the Ole Miss product racked up nearly 3,200 yards and scored 29 touchdowns on 216 catches to start his career.
The Green Bay Packers should be one of the interested parties. They desperately need a true No. 1 wideout after trading Adams to the Las Vegas Raiders earlier in the offseason.
While the Packers did add second-round pick Christian Watson and free agent Sammy Watkins to shore up the receiver room following the Adams trade, the team would be foolish to pass up a chance to add a playmaker of Metcalf’s caliber.
After signing Aaron Rodgers to a blockbuster $150 million extension that will keep him in Titletown for the next three seasons, Green Bay needs to augment the aging quarterback with a high-end weapon to keep the club contending in that window.
Metcalf Has Not Reported to Seahawks Camp:
DK Metcalf has already skipped Seattle’s mandatory minicamp. It was held earlier in June. Coincidentally, he currently has the same pay day scheduled as Allen Lazard. Metcalf was a second-round draft pick. Unless he can work out a new deal with the Seahawks, his payout for the 2022 season will be 3.98 million dollars.
Pete Carroll has said that the Seahawks are interested in reaching an agreement with Metcalf. However he also admitted to NFL Network’s Grant Gordon that it is important the front office gets a deal done with Metcalf in the “crucial weeks” before training camp begins in July.