Overreactions are oh so common in the NFL. After the Packers failed to get much offense going in Week 1, signing a veteran wide receiver seems like a common one. However, breaking it down, it may not be such a bad move. The Packers have been named ‘The Best Fit‘ for veteran wide receiver Cole Beasley after Week 1.
Cole Beasley To Green Bay?
Cole Beasley is 33 years old. However, last season he recorded 82 receptions, 693 yards, and one touchdown. While Green Bay may not be looking for another slot wide receiver, Cole Beasley is coming off back-to-back 82 reception seasons. He totaled over 1,500 yards over the last two seasons and consistently proves to be a reliable outlet. If Matt LaFleur could find a way to make Allen Lazard, the rookie WRs, Randall Cobb, and Cole Beasley all compliment each other via different schemes; it could be a nightmare for defenses.
Understanding that this signing Cole Beasley wouldn’t be a long-term fix is crucial. We saw Christian Watson‘s deep play potential on full display in Week 1. His ability to beat the defense deep was clear. Romeo Doubs has been lighting up the field every chance he’s received. Allen Lazard (Green Bay’s presumed No. 1 WR) hasn’t even seen the field yet.
This WR corps is far from its full potential. However, this signing Cole Beasley could bridge the gap from now till then. The biggest question would be who would Green Bay release? Samori Toure, Amari Rodgers, and Juwann Winfree seem like the likeliest candidates after Week 1.
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