The November 3 trade deadline is approaching fast, and the Green Bay Packers are rolling. The 5-1 Pack have only had one slip-up (albeit a major one), against Tampa Bay. The offensive line is protecting well, the running game did not miss a step despite not having Aaron Jones and Aaron Rodgers is, well, Aaron Rodgers.
The only problem is, as well as Davante Adams is playing, he is still their only matchup problem at wide receiver. Obviously, Rodgers elevates receiving talent, but the Packers may need one more piece to go from legitimate contender to legitimately scary.
Two receivers fans discussed trading for, Odell Beckham, Jr. and Antonio Brown are officially off the board as Beckham suffered an ACL tear and Brown was signed by the Buccaneers. If the front office feels the same way about a potential new piece, here is a list of those receivers that they may target at the trade deadline.
It has been rumored that A.J. Green has wanted out of Cincinnati for a few years now. A video of him (seemingly) muttering, “trade me already” has even surfaced in 2020.
With Rodgers, a receiver like Green could be one of the biggest red zone matchup problems in the entire league. He has never won a playoff game in his career, and if he agreed to a trade to the Packers he could be a key piece in a Super Bowl run right away.
The main problem is his injury history. He played only nine games in 2018 and missed the entirety of the 2019 season after getting injured on the first day of training camp. Green’s workload would need to be watched carefully, but a seven-time Pro Bowler is the ingredient to make this team dangerous.
Golden Tate has a very special place in Green Bay Packers history, even though he has never played a snap for the team. He was the one who “caught” the Immaculate Interception while a member of the Seahawks.
Now, he could have a chance to put himself in the good graces of Packers fans if they pull off a trade for him. Tate is a solid, veteran player that gives a team what it needs. He catches well, runs well and has never been wanting for a job in the NFL due to his steady production.
Tate has playoff and Super Bowl experience and is extremely tradeable given the Giants’ current state of affairs. Yes, he has only been to one Pro Bowl, so he is not quite the splashy signing Packers fans want, but this move may just be the one they need.
Will Fuller V
The Texans probably do not want to be sellers, but with the way this team is trending, that is exactly what they should be. On the block if that takes place will be Will Fuller.
He is a speedy downfield threat that is okay in the hands of Watson, but would be excellent with the accuracy of Rodgers. He only has two touchdowns on the season, and would likely continue to not be a big red zone threat on this offense, but instead be expected to break off major yardage with his speed.
To make this trade even more enticing, he is a free agent after this season and the Packers could get a pick back if they let him walk. If they do not want to part with Fuller, Kenny Stills could be an option as well if Green Bay is intent on doing a deal with Houston.
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