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Over the last year the wide receiver position has been a world of speculation for the Packers. Last season at the deadline the Packers tried to make a move for an offensive weapon. This lead many to believe two months ago the Packers were a lock to draft a wide receiver early. Then two weeks ago they refused to draft a wide receiver at all. Now there have been names like Kenny Stills and Curtis Samuel linked to the Packers, but none of those guys are true superstars in the league. However, All-Pro Antonio Brown is a proven weapon in the NFL.
Last off season there was a league wide war to try and acquire Antonio Brown. Many teams were linked to the All Pro including the Packers, according to Dianna Russini of ESPN.
However, the talk ended for a while after Antonio Brown was traded to the Las Vegas Raiders. The waters didn’t stay calm for long after much drama began to surround Antonio Brown, and he was eventually released. Brown wound up in New England where he was released after reports of off the field issues. Antonio Brown has not played in an NFL game since.
Do the Packers even want a Wide Receiver?
The Packers are clearly sending the message that they are pleased with their current group. However, the group behind Davante Adams is young and unproven. The Packers clearly under Gutekunst don’t invest if they don’t see the value. It’s hard to argue value of a player like Antonio Brown.
- 11,263 yards
- 841 Receptions
- 131 Games with 103 Starts
- 75 Touchdowns
On the field Antonio Brown would be an instant difference maker for the Packers. He would essentially give the Packers two number one wide receivers. On the other hand, his off field problems would be a key factor in a decision to stay away.
Weather the Packers view wide receiver as a need or not a player like Antonio Brown would basically double their fire power. It’s unlikely that the Packers take even a look at a guy with as many off field issues as Brown, but it’s an interesting idea to entertain.
What would you think about a potential signing of Antonio Brown? Would it solve all potential problems at wide receiver?
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