According to Aaron Nagler, who covers the Packers for CheeseheadTV, Green Bay initially tried to get Waller from the Raiders in the trade that sent wide receiver Davante Adams to Las Vegas.
The Packers badly need another playmaker with Adams no longer on the roster, so it makes sense that they’d target Waller, a hybrid tight end who ran almost 50 percent of his routes from the slot or out wide last season.
Unfortunately for Green Bay, a trade for Waller appears to be unlikely.
Raiders quarterback Derek Carr commented on the Waller/Packers trade rumors on Monday evening, tweeting “lol no chance”.
Lol no chance. https://t.co/vINVlgdSMj— Derek Carr (@derekcarrqb) April 26, 2022
It definitely seems like a longshot that Las Vegas will trade Waller to Green Bay.
If this trade were going to happen, it would’ve happened when the Packers traded Adams to the Raiders.
Las Vegas wasn’t willing to trade Waller to Green Bay then, so why would they now? Instead, the Raiders sent draft picks to the Packers, which tells us they probably wouldn’t take draft picks in return for Waller now.
I think this is a situation where Nagler received some information that Green Bay tried to trade for Waller when they made the Adams deal. And they still would love to have him on the roster. But another deal between the two teams probably isn’t happening.
The Packers will have to continue their search for another playmaker elsewhere. Maybe they can go spend some time chatting with San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch about trading for wide receiver Deebo Samuel.
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