The Green Bay Packers are going to be one of the most entertaining teams to watch this offseason. First and foremost, are they going to trade Aaron Rodgers to move on to Jordan Love or are they going to run it back one more time with their superstar quarterback? Also, how are they going to make improvements to the roster and in order to make those changes how creative can they get to open up cap room?
Obviously, there are a ton of question marks surrounding the Packers this offseason. Despite all of the obstacles, the front office needs to nail the moves they make.
After suffering through a brutal 2022 season that saw them lose to the Detroit Lions in Week 18 at Lambeau Field to get knocked out of the playoffs, the Packers need to find a way to get back on track in 2023.
Could the Packers look to make a big trade this offseason for a wide receiver? That was one need in 2022. If they do, there could be one particular intriguing target.
Should The Packers Try To Trade For Bengals’ Wideout Tee Higgins?
Just a few short years ago, many fans wanted the Packers to take wide receiver Tee Higgins in the NFL Draft. That didn’t end up happening, but there could be an opportunity to turn back the clock and get him via a trade this offseason.
According to a report from Paul Dehner Jr. of The Athletic, the Bengals could opt to trade Higgins this offseason.
Why would the Bengals trade a talented young wideout like Higgins? Quite simply, he is set to get a payday in the very near future. If Cincinnati opts to not want to pay out a big deal, they could move him now.
In 2022, Higgins ended up catching 74 passes for 1,029 yards and seven touchdowns. Those numbers show why the Packers should absolutely have interest in trading for Higgins.
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At just 24 years of age, the opportunity to acquire a proven young wide receiver with star potential is not something Green Bay should pass on. The Packers need to improve their offense and this is one great to do that.
Standing in at 6-foot-4 and 220 pounds, Higgins would give either Rodgers or Love a great big target to use. Christian Watson and Romeo Doubs are both quality young wide receivers as well, but Higgins would be more of a possession wideout than either of them are. Depending on the price range, this could be what puts the Packers’ offense over the top.
What kind of trade would it take to acquire Higgins from the Bengals? It would seem likely that the Packers would have to give up a first-round pick or at least a second-round pick and other draft capital. Even if that is the price for him, Green Bay should be willing to meet it.
Expect to hear a ton of rumors surrounding the Packers as the offseason draws closer. A decisions should be made on Rodgers in the near future and from there Green Bay can figure out which direction they want to go. Thankfully for this idea, Higgins would fit perfectly no matter which direction the Packers opt to head.