Packers looking to trade for a wide receiver
Reports have surfaced that the Green Bay Packers may be scouting the league for an additional wide receiver, per Aaron Nagler. The Packers would likely look for a talent of equal or slightly lesser value that could be paired with Davante Adams downfield.
The Packers are definitely calling around about WRs. No idea on specific targets, but have heard they are making plenty of calls. They came close to pulling the trigger on Robby Anderson last year. We'll see if Gutekunst makes a move this time around.
— Aaron Nagler (@AaronNagler) October 23, 2020
While Green Bay has found much success with Adams as their No.1 wideout option, Marquez Valdes-Scantling leaves a little more to be desired. They were mounting towards some success after 24-year old wideout Allen Lazard started to have some breakout performances, but his 15 minutes of fame was cut short after an abrupt core muscle surgery that was set to keep him out a month. While his rehabbing has been going smoothly, the Packers will look for immediate answers sooner than later.
This isn’t the first roundabout the Packers front office has made at attempting to nab a decent wideout after talks around Robby Anderson fell through last season. Bringing in someone of Anderson’s talents– who has become a legitimate threat in the Carolina Panthers offense this season –will require some serious work.
The Packers were recently enjoying an undefeated season until running into the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 6, resulting in a blowout behind some spectacular defense along with phenomenal throwing by Tom Brady. Packers head coach Matt LaFleur clearly saw some glares in the offense that could possibly be fixed by attempting to once more go after a talented wideout.
While fielding offers, the Packers will look to rebound against the Bucs as they face the Houston Texans in Week 7 and look to improve to 5-1 for the season.