The Inexperienced Bay Packers missed out on Chase Claypool on the NFL commerce deadline, however they may redeem themselves by focusing on these two choices.
The Inexperienced Bay Packers offense wanted a lift for the second half of the 2022 season. Particularly, they wanted to herald some extensive receiver assist, as they’ve struggled with the absence of Davante Adams and accidents throughout the depth chart. The NFL commerce deadline on Nov. 1 stood as one of the best time to take action.
Inexperienced Bay reportedly provided a second-round NFL Draft decide to the Pittsburgh Steelers for extensive receiver Chase Claypool, however they misplaced out to the rival Chicago Bears, who provided related draft compensation. So, you’ll be able to’t say that the Packers didn’t attempt.
Though the Packers got here up empty-handed on the commerce deadline, they nonetheless have the possibility to enhance their extensive receiver expertise. There are two particular choices, one being an extended shot.
These two choices are free agent Odell Beckham Jr. and Houston Texans wideout Brandin Cooks
Packers have 2 choices to enhance extensive receiver corps
The best possibility for the Packers is to attempt to signal Beckham. Within the second half of final season, Beckham was a distinction maker for the Los Angeles Rams, and performed a task within the group successful Tremendous Bowl 56. In that recreation, nevertheless, he tore his ACL. Therefore why he’s nonetheless a free agent.
Whereas it’s straightforward to say that the Packers ought to go signal him. What makes this process a problem is the truth that there are anticipated to be loads of groups making a run at Beckham to assist put them over the sting of their Tremendous Bowl aspirations.
As for Cooks, that could be a actual problem and fairly probably the least possible possibility for the Packers. He was anticipated to be dealt on the commerce deadline, however his contract and the group’s reported asking value of a second and fourth-round picks (per ESPN senior NFL insider Adam Schefter) proved to be detriments in progress of a deal. Cooks then posted a cryptic tweet after he wasn’t traded, and finally didn’t play within the group’s Thursday Evening Soccer recreation in opposition to the Philadelphia Eagles.
On Friday, Nov. 4, Cooks reported to the group facility.
The one means Cooks could possibly be an possibility for the Packers is that if he and the Texans had been capable of come to phrases on a launch. The factor is, he’s assured $18 million for the 2023 season on his present deal. That alone is proof sufficient that Cooks may stay with Houston for the rest of this season.
Signing Beckham is realistically the one alternative for the Packers to herald extensive receiver assist.
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