The Green Bay Packers are reportedly interested in trading for Las Vegas Raiders superstar tight end Darren Waller.
Aaron Nagler of CheeseheadTV first reported that Green Bay is interested in dealing for the Pro-Bowl tight end.
According to Nagler, the Packers tried to get Waller in the deal that sent Davante Adams to the Raiders earlier this offseason.
It certainly makes sense that Green Bay wants to add another dynamic player to the offense. Trading Adams to the Raiders left a massive hole in the Packers’ offense.
The fact that Aaron Rodgers decided to return to Green Bay in 2022 furthers the Packers’ need for a top-tier playmaker. Green Bay only has so many more chances at a Super Bowl with Rodgers. They can’t afford to waste any time.
If the Packers trade for Waller, they’d be getting a tight end who could almost be considered a wide receiver. Waller lined up either out wide or at slot receiver on nearly 50 percent of his snaps in 2021.
The former Georgia Tech standout caught 55 passes for 665 yards and two touchdowns last season while playing in just 11 games. Waller’s best season came in 2020 when he caught 107 passes for 1,196 yards and nine touchdowns.
Green Bay needs to badly add an elite receiver to their roster. The question, of course, is how much would it take to land Waller?
The Raiders declined to give Waller to Green Bay in the Adams trade, which tells us it could take more than something like a mid-round draft pick to complete a deal. This could be a scenario that Green Bay wants to happen, but ultimately is unlikely to happen.
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