PFF thinks the Packers must pursue A.J. Green in free agency
The Green Bay Packers are in need of some help in their receiving corps, and Pro Football Focus has the answer.
With free agency approaching in March, Anthony Treash of Pro Football Focus names wide receiver A.J. Green as a target the Packers must pursue.
Treash notes that Davante Adams was Aaron Rodgers’ only truly reliable wideout in 2019, which is pretty accurate.
That being said, Green, who has spent his entire NFL career with the Cincinnati Bengals, comes with a caveat.
While he is one of the league’s best receivers when he is right, Green did not play at all this season due to an ankle injury and played in just nine games in 2018 due to a toe injury.
Going back even further, Green has appeared in just 35 of a possible 64 contests since 2016.
Treash adds that the Bengals don’t seem likely to let Green walk, given that they did not attempt to move him before the Week 8 trade deadline.
However, none of that changes the fact that Green Bay should go after him.
The 31-year-old, who played his collegiate football at the University of Georgia, was originally selected by Cincinnati with the fourth overall pick of the 2011 NFL Draft.
He made the Pro Bowl in each of his first seven seasons, with his best year coming in 2013 when he hauled in 98 receptions for 1,426 yards and 11 touchdowns.
Green also tallied 1,000 yards in six of his first seven years in the league, only failing to do so in 2016 when injuries limited him to 10 games.
The Packers won 13 games and captured the NFC North division title this season, ultimately falling to the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship Game.