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Four big names the Packers should pursue at the trade deadline

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Packers trade rumors 2021 always flood the internet, even more so with Green Bay sitting at the top of the NFC North and looking to make another run at the Super Bowl.

Aaron Rodgers has done an outstanding job of shutting down the outside noise. Following an embarrassing loss to the New Orleans Saints in Week 1, the Packers have won 7 straight, including a huge road win against the then-undefeated Arizona Cardinals despite not having their top 3 receivers.

Matt LaFleur’s side keeps on marching strong towards the playoffs but that doesn’t mean that the roster is flawless. That’s why the Packers’ name continues to pop around the latest NFL news, as they could be quite aggressive in their pursuit of talent.

Packers trade rumors 2021

It’s not a secret that Aaron Rodgers was far from satisfied with the status of the team’s roster. So, naturally, most of the Packers’ trade targets should focus on offensive players. Maybe, the team’s front office will finally cave in and they’ll try to convince Rodgers of staying by making a couple of big moves.

4. Kyle Fuller

Even if the Packers will still have Kevin King back and there’s a chance that Jaire Alexander returns, they still have some holes at the cornerback position. Kyle Fuller has been far from stellar in Denver, but with the Broncos’ struggles this season, they might be sellers at the deadline.


Fuller could be a solid insurance policy for the team in case they don’t get Jaire Alexander back. Maybe, all he needs is a change of scenery to go back to his former self, and judging any player by their performance under Vic Fangio may not be fair.

3. Austin Hooper

The Packers suffered a massive blow on Thursday. Despite winning the game, they lost tight-end Robert Tonyan for the season. Tonyan was one of Rodgers’ favorite targets in the red zone, a guy with a reliable pair of hands and big-play potential.

That’s why they could try and make a run at Cleveland Browns’ Austin Hooper, who hasn’t been used properly by Kevin Stefanski. Hooper is a great blocker and a physical threat, and he shouldn’t require a big investment. If not, they could also target David Njoku or Evan Engram.

2. Brandin Cooks

Aaron Rodgers picked apart one of the best defenses in the nation despite being down his top 3 receivers. Now, imagine what he could do with a decent receivers corps. That could happen if the Packers trade for want-away wideout Brandin Cooks.

Cooks is far from happy with the current status of the Houston Texans, and who could blame him?

He’s a speedster, a great route-runner, and a big-play threat on every single snap. The Texans won’t compete even when (if) Deshaun Watson comes back, so they might as well be forced to move him while they still can.

1. Odell Beckham Jr

And, of course, Odell Beckham Jr should be at the top of the Packers’ trade targets list. He’s had the worst season of his career and can’t seem to stay healthy, but if someone can “fix” him and motivate him again, that’s definitely Aaron Rodgers.

Also, it’s not like he’s dropping passes, he’s just not being involved in the offense.

ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith recently claimed that the Packers would be a lock to make the Super Bowl if they traded for Odell Beckham Jr and I won’t be the one to disagree with that claim. Imagine him lining up opposite Davante Adams with Aaron Rodgers on the backfield and that’s the kind of one-two punch that could lead any team to a Vince Lombardi trophy.

2 thoughts on “Four big names the Packers should pursue at the trade deadline”

  1. Same repeating of the need for WR, we can’t afford those 2 and Beckham would be worse than sticking a jersey on a bucket.
    A TE is a need but Hooper is paid too much too. More likely someone like Ebron

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