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Packers Interested in Free Agent TE Austin Hooper

Austin Hooper

The Packers are reportedly targeting Falcons free agent tight end Austin Hooper. After relying on Jimmy Graham as their TE1 for two years, Green Bay is looking for a new pass-catcher for Aaron Rodgers.

ESPN’s Packers reporter, Rob Demovsky, made their interest public on Thursday afternoon.

2019 was Hooper’s fourth year in the NFL. He is a two time Pro Bowl selection, both last year and in 2018. In 13 games (and 10 starts) last season, Hooper hauled in 75 passes for 787 yards and six touchdowns. All of those marks were career highs.

In comparison, Jimmy Graham caught only 38 passes for 447 yards and three touchdowns. He only caught two touchdowns last year, meaning Hooper caught more touchdowns last year than Graham did in two years as a Packer.

Also in Demovsky’s tweet was the Packers’ intention to also go after a pass-catcher in the 2020 NFL Draft. This makes sense, as Green Bay only had one reliable receiver, Davante Adams. This draft is also being hyped as one of the best wide receiver drafts in recent memory.

Hooper will come at a high price, as he has other suitors, like the Bears and the Redskins. Again, if they miss on the young Falcons tight end, the Packers can be comfortable in their draft capital.

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