It has been widely discussed that the Green Bay Packers did a less-than-ideal job of surrounding Aaron Rodgers with more weapons this offseason. Nevertheless, it isn't too late for them to manufacture a move that could drastically improve the offense.
Just a season ago, Green Bay advanced to the NFC Championship Game in their first season under head coach Matt LaFleur. Despite their success in 2019, it was evident that the Packers needed to improve at wide receiver.
Besides Davante Adams, Green Bay featured a receiving corps that included Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Geronimo Allison, Allen Lazard, and Jake Kumerow. Throughout this offseason, the only notable wide receiver the Packers added was Devin Funchess, while they lost Allison.
While Funchess could be useful, the former second-round pick is coming off of a season-ending shoulder injury. And instead of taking a wide receiver early in the 2020 NFL Draft, the Packers took Jordan Love — Rodgers' eventual successor.
Heading into next season, Green Bay is blindly putting their belief in Lazard and others to step up alongside Adams. However, could the Packers negotiate a trade for a wide receiver that could provide a boost to the offense? With that in mind, here is one wide receiver that the Packers should target in a trade before the 2020 NFL season.
Within the trade that sent Laremy Tunsil to the Houston Texans from the Miami Dolphins, Kenny Stills was also involved in the transaction. In his first season with the Texans, Stills was able to haul in 40 passes for 561 yards and four touchdowns.
Similar to his previous stints with the Dolphins and New Orleans Saints, Stills was utilized as a vertical threat in Houston's offense. However, it remains to be seen what his role will look like following the staggering trade of DeAndre Hopkins.
While the Packers neglected their offense, the Texans made the most questionable move of the offseason by trading Hopkins. Then, after shipping Hopkins to the Arizona Cardinals, Houston proceeded to sign Randall Cobb and trade for Brandin Cooks.
As a result, Stills could find himself having a decreased role behind Cobb, Cooks, and Will Fuller. Not to mention, Houston wants to have a workhorse role for new running back David Johnson.
If the Hopkins trade showed us anything, it's that the Texans are open to dealing anyone on the roster. Stills, who is entering the final year of his contract, could be an expendable piece for Houston this offseason.
On the other hand, Stills would immediately become the No. 2 option for the Packers. His 15.7 yards per reception in his career should entice Green Bay to make an offer for Stills. Also, with the Texans in 2019, Stills produced a 121.8 passer rating when targeted, which was good enough for seventh-best among wide receivers.
Above all, the former fifth-round pick likely wouldn't cost the Packers an arm and a leg to acquire him. In the event that Green Bay wants to bolster the offense around Rodgers still, Stills is a viable trade target.