The wide receiver trade predictions just won’t end for the Green Bay Packers this off-season. Whether you like it or not that is reality until the Packers make a move. Whether that be in the draft, trade, or free agency. This trade proposal sends QB Jordan Love to the Washington Commanders for WR Terry McLaurin.
Let’s be real. The Commanders’ status as a playoff contender exists mostly in Daniel Snyder’s imagination. Even with McLaurin on the roster, the Commanders are the third-best team in the league’s weakest division. There are also financial considerations. McLaurin isn’t the only Commanders player who will soon be looking for a massive payday. The strength of Washington’s roster (the defensive line) is chock-full of former first-round picks who either already do (Jonathan Allen) or will soon (Chase Young) command big contracts. That will create issues for a Commanders team 20th in cap space, per Spotrac.
The Commanders are also arguably the most dysfunctional franchise in the league and have been for years. Snyder’s tenure as the owner has been marked by one scandal after another, with the latest being accusations that the Commanders may have withheld revenue from the league’s other teams.
McLaurin’s no dummy. He knows that his chances of winning a Super Bowl in D.C. soon are all but non-existent. And if he can’t win, he’s at least going to get paid—a lot. However, deal him to Green Bay or Kansas City and taking a little less money (or at least structuring the contract in a more team-friendly manner) becomes more palatable.