The Green Bay Packers badly need to add another wide receiver this offseason.
Green Bay traded star wide receiver Davante Adams to the Las Vegas Raiders, leaving a major hole on the Packers’ depth chart.
The Packers signed Sammy Watkins earlier this offseason, which was a solid move, but Green Bay still needs to add another wide receiver. Their top three wide receivers are currently Watkins, Allen Lazard, and rookie Christian Watson. Green Bay also has Randall Cobb and Amari Rodgers.
According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the Packers are actively looking to add another wide receiver before training camp.
Rapoport reported on Tuesday, during an appearance on The Pat McAfee Show, that he thinks Green Bay will be involved with free agent wide receivers Odell Beckham Jr, Jarvis Landry, and Julio Jones.
Landry is probably the best of those options, though I think there’s a scenario where the Packers can sign two of the three instead of just one.
I think they should stay away from Jones — he’s too injury-prone at this point in his career. The former Alabama standout missed seven games with the Tennessee Titans last season and he only caught 31 passes for 434 yards. Jones was once a superstar, but it appears the 33-year-old is out of gas.
Odell Beckham Jr almost certainly won’t return to the field until November at the earliest, so he won’t offer much help for a few months.
I like the idea of signing Landry, who is still only 29 and could be extremely productive playing with Aaron Rodgers, and also signing Beckham.
A one-year deal with Green Bay would be perfect for both sides. It would give the Packers another offensive weapon late in the season (for a playoff run). And it would give OBJ a chance to improve his stock while playing with one of the best quarterbacks in NFL history. It’s a win/win for both parties.
(OBJ would likely be fine with this, thanks to the friendship with Landry that dates back to their days at LSU together.)
It seems inevitable that Green Bay is going to sign another wide receiver. It’s just a matter of “when” and “who”.
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