The Packers’ offense could benefit from a Broncos loss in London
Three weeks ago in London, the Green Bay Packers season fell apart. The Packers’ second-half collapse sent the team on a three-game losing streak. The Packers’ offense, which didn’t score in the second half against the New York Giants, hasn’t looked the same since the first half of that game. How ironic would it be if another London game jumpstarts the Packers season?
Rumors are floating that former Packers offensive coordinator and current Denver Broncos head coach Nathaniel Hackett could be on the chopping block if the Broncos lose in Week 8. The Broncos will play the Jacksonville Jaguars in London. The high-pressure contest could benefit the Packers if the Broncos lose and fire Hackett.
Broncos could go full Carolina Panthers mode Monday
If the Broncos fire Hackett, the team might choose to go with the rebuild mode the Panthers took after firing head coach Matt Rhule this season. The Panthers traded wide receiver Robbie Anderson and running back Christian McCaffrey soon after Rhule was fired. Should the Broncos fire Hackett Sunday night or Monday morning, the team would be able to finish some trade deals before the Nov. 1st deadline Tuesday.
The Broncos have two players the Packers have an interest in trading for. Broncos tight end Albert Okwuegbunam and wide receiver Jerry Jeudy are two offensive players the Packers want. Both would help the offense where the team needs it most, pass-catching. Their numbers would likely improve with Aaron Rodgers as their quarterback.
The Packers haven’t been able to pull the trigger on a major trade deal yet. But you can bet the Packers brass will be paying close attention to the events going on in London. If the Broncos lose, it’s very possible Jeudy or Okwuegbunam will become a Packer early this week.