Packers tickled by idea of trading for Will Fuller
The Green Bay Packers already have one of the highest-scoring offenses in football, and they are looking to make that unit even more explosive ahead of the trade deadline.
But while the Packers might hope to give Aaron Rodgers a legitimate No. 2 alongside Davante Adams, Reiss noted nothing is “imminent” as of yet. He also suggested the Texans are not interested in a “fire sale.”
The Packers are among the teams to inquire about #Texans WR Will Fuller, according to a league source, but no deal imminent. Houston isn’t interested in a fire sale, won’t trade just to trade.
— Aaron Reiss (@aaronjreiss) October 28, 2020
This suggests the Texans are selling high on Fuller, and with good reason.
The 26-year-old is one of the most explosive players at his position when healthy. Fuller has 490 yards and five touchdowns on 15.8 yards per catch this year. He is averaging 14.6 yards per catch for his career, and has consistently been one of Deshaun Watson’s targets when he is on the field.
Meanwhile, the Packers were lambasted in the offseason for failing to acquiring top-quality pass-catching options for the aging Rodgers.
Of course, the injuries are a bit of a question mark. Fuller played 14 games combined between 2018 and 2019, and has yet to play more than 14 games in a season.
Still, it is easy to see why the Packers would be interested in Fuller.
Green Bay has gotten better production out of its receiving corps this year, but their Week 6 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers showcased the possible need for another player capable of creating separation.
However, it could be tough for the Packers to pull the trigger on the deal depending on the price. Fuller will be a free agent at the end of the year, and it seems unlikely Green Bay will buy high unless the Packers feel they can possibly re-sign him in the offseason.