Green Bay all of a sudden finds themselves with cap space and a need for a #1 wide receiver in this league. Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams in-fact had their last dance together in 2021. Despite knowing that Adams’ time in Green Bay was likely over, Rodgers came back anyways. Now it is time to get him the help he deserves for sticking around.
While there are options in free agency that might intrigue the Packers; Julio Jones, Jarvis Landry, Will Fuller, etc… If you are looking for a wide receiver of the future or one with limited injury history, trading is your best bet.
3. Robert Woods:
Robert Woods is coming off a torn ACL but figures to be ready for training camp. With the Rams’ addition of Allen Robinson to a WR corps that already had Cupp and (possibly) Beckham back, Woods becomes an ideal trade target. They’ve already started taking calls on him:
After signing Allen Robinson today, the Rams begin receiving calls about the availability of WR Robert Woods, who is now a prime trade candidate, per league sources. Woods is coming off a torn ACL, but is expected to be ready by training camp.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 18, 2022
What the Packers would love about Woods’ is his proven ability to block in the running game. Him and Lazard together would be one of the best blocking duos in the league. The Rams used Woods’ religiously in blocking concepts. Robert Woods has a variety of skill sets that may make the Rams reluctant to move on from him, but if I am the Packers, I am at least seeing what it would take.
2. D.K. Metcalf:
DK Metcalf is set to be a free agent after the 2022 season. There are no indications yet on whether or not Seattle has any intentions of giving him a long term contract. Metcalf is 24 years old and has (at least) 5 years left of playing at an extremely high caliber. If I am Green Bay I am at least seeing what Seattle lists as his asking price. A first and second round pick that Green Bay just acquired for a younger, just as explosive wide receiver would make the loss of Adams not sting as bad.
Metcalf has the potential to be a corner stone piece to a franchise. He will not come cheap to whatever team he signs with, but his down field ability is something that Green Bay could use for the rest of Rodgers career. Lastly. if they were willing to pay Adams 28 mil/yr, I am sure they can find money for Metcalf.
1. Keenan Allen:
Keenan Allen is the same age as Davante Adams, and almost as lethal of a route runner. With the Los Angeles Chargers giving WR Mike Williams a monster 3 year contract, Keenan Allen becomes a possible trade target. Allen only has two years left on his contract, but an out after 2022. This type of trade would seemingly cost the Packers a fraction of what they got for Adams. On top of that a restructured deal to extend him longer than two years would work out on both sides.
Allen is still one of the sharpest route runners in the NFL and continues to produce. In 2021 he finished with 106 receptions, 1,138 yards, and 6 touchdowns. The exact kind of presence Green Bay could use in their passing game. Again, there is no guarantee the Chargers are willing to part with him. However if it is for significantly less than what Green Bay got for Adams, I am pulling the trigger all day.