With the NFL’s trade deadline just under a week away, many are wondering if the Green Bay Packers will make a much-needed move to boost the offense. It feels like every receiver that is rumored to be on the market has been connected to Green Bay.
And this week is no different.
Arizona Cardinals wide receiver A.J. Green is the latest name to be rumored available and the Packers could make some sense. On Wednesday, ESPN’s Dan Graziano and Jeremy Fowler mentioned the Packers as an “interesting” name to watch in terms of Green’s trade market:
Anyway, I’m fascinated to see whether the Packers go outside of their comfort zone and make a move for a pass catcher. I think injuries to Christian Watson, Randall Cobb and Allen Lazard might make it more likely. One interesting name I heard for them was A.J. Green, who doesn’t seem to be a factor for Arizona and would bring a veteran presence the Green Bay WR room doesn’t have right now.
Fowler: Yeah, A.J. Green could be a low-cost add for a team that doesn’t want to relinquish. But he’s 34 and most likely viewed as a depressed asset. It’s clear Green Bay is taking a hard look at its options and could end up with a new playmaker by Tuesday.
The 34-year-old Green isn’t the player he once was. That’s clear. He never really carved out a role in Arizona’s offense which has struggled. And with DeAndre Hopkins back, he’s the odd man out.
It’s certainly worth a look if you’re the Packers, especially with the state of the receiver position. But it could also depend on the draft capital given up by the team in terms of a deal.
Let’s see if Green Bay makes a move ahead of the deadline.