The Green Bay Packers‘ biggest deficiency entering the 2022 season is easily their wide receiver group.
Green Bay has decent wide receiver depth, but they don’t have a true No. 1 wide receiver after trading Davante Adams to the Las Vegas Raiders earlier this offseason.
There aren’t any true No. 1 wide receivers available in free agency at this point of the offseason, which means the Packers’ only avenue to add one would be via trade.
Fortunately for Green Bay, there’s one more blockbuster trade that I think could happen this offseason. And I think the Packers need to be involved with that blockbuster trade.
The situation with Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf is starting to get a bit dicey.
Metcalf has one year remaining on his rookie deal and he wants a rich contract extension. A deal hasn’t been worked out yet and as a result, Metcalf wasn’t at the first day of Seattle’s three-day minicamp this week. He can be fined up to $93k if he misses all three days.
Seattle has maintained that they intend to keep Metcalf in Seattle.
“Yeah, that’s our intent,” said general manager John Schneider in March while answering a question about extending Metcalf.
Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll also indicated in March that the plan was to extend Metcalf, though he didn’t sound certain that it will happen.
“We intend for him to be with us,” said Carroll. “We’d love to figure that out.”
No one thought Adams would be traded from Green Bay. The Kansas City Chiefs wanted to extend Tyreek Hill before they traded him to the Miami Dolphins. And the Tennessee Titans‘ comments about AJ Brown sounded a lot like the Seahawks’ comments about Metcalf. Tennessee ended up trading Brown to the Philadelphia Eagles on night one of the 2022 NFL Draft.
In other words, nothing would surprise me this offseason when it comes to wide receivers.
Green Bay was willing to pay Adams, but he wanted to play with Derek Carr in Las Vegas. Since they were willing to pay Adams, it seems reasonable to suggest that they’d be willing to pay Metcalf (and maybe the presence of Metcalf would encourage Aaron Rodgers to stick around for another season after 2022).
The Packers are one of the favorites to reach the Super Bowl this season. If they traded for Metcalf, I think they’d become the overwhelming favorites to not only reach the Super Bowl but also the favorites to win their second Lombardi Trophy this century.
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