The Green Bay Packers are going to be a very intriguing team to keep an eye on in the coming weeks. Aaron Rodgers appears likely to be gone, either to the New York Jets or retirement, and Jordan Love will be the new starting quarterback. Past that situation, the Packers will need to add talent to their roster via free agency or the 2023 NFL Draft.
Everything will start with free agency and the trade market this month. The NFL Draft will be a key as well, but Green Bay needs to make some moves in the next couple of weeks in order to set themselves up nicely for the draft.
Assuming Rodgers is indeed on his way out of town, the team’s direction has changed a bit. They no longer need to force spending to stay competitive. Now, they can focus on building a team that can contend year in and year out for years to come.
All of that being said, is there anyone on the trade market that the Packers could pursue? There is one wide receiver that would be a very intriguing target.
Packers Would Be Intriguing Trade Destination For Courtland Sutton
According to a report from Matthew Berry of NBC Sports, the Broncos are “quietly” shopping Sutton in trade talks. He may not be moved, but it seems like he is somewhat available if the price is right.
“Not actively pushing him, but definitely trying to see if there’s a trade market for him and if they get a decent offer, would move him.”
Sutton has been a very underrated wideout over the last few years. His situation with the Broncos has not been great, but he has made the most of it. For the Packers, he is at the age where the fit makes sense and he would provide Love with a true veteran wideout as a security blanket.
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During the 2022 season with the Broncos, Sutton ended up catching 64 passes for 829 yards and two touchdowns. He played in 15 games and showed that he can make a big impact even on an offense that struggled mightily with Russell Wilson leading the way in those struggles.
Standing in at 6-foot-4 and 216 pounds, Sutton would be a perfect compliment to the Packers’ young wide receiver duo of Christian Watson and Romeo Doubs. He would slide in perfectly as either the No. 1 target or No. 2, which would allow Doubs to be a wide receiver in the slot.
The Packers may not end up looking to be aggressive this offseason in trade discussions. However, adding a 27-year-old wide receiver with the talent that Sutton possesses, might be worth the aggressiveness for Green Bay.