Green Bay Packers: 3 Inexpensive wide receiver options to add

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The Green Bay Packers still have some options to possibly add a wide receiver.

The Green Bay Packers, once again, failed to select a wide receiver in the first round of the NFL Draft. That has been the case for the entirety of quarterback Aaron Rodgers‘ career but was made worse in 2020 as they didn’t draft a wide receiver at all. With the only two additions to the wideout corps being a below-average free agent and an undrafted rookie, the Packers will have a difficult time making their case to be Super Bowl favorites.

To further emphasize the extent to which Green Bay seemingly avoided the wide receiver position in the draft, the front office had nine overall selections — in a draft that had one of the deepest pools of talent at wide receiver in recent memory — and not a single one was spent on the position needed the most. General manager Brian Gutekunst and head coach Matt LeFleur even drafted Rodgers’ future replacement before looking to weapons on offense.

Furthermore, of the 15 undrafted rookie free agents the Pack signed, Darrell Stewart out of Michigan State was the only receiver they acquired. To give Gutekunst and Co. the benefit of the doubt, however, it is reasonable to suspect a trade and or under-the-radar signing to be looming in the future.

After making several moves that have transformed the Packers from an average team to contenders, such as the additions of edge rushers Preston and Za’Darius Smith (not related), as well as safety Adrian Amos, who has become a cornerstone defender on the field, it wouldn’t come as a surprise that Gutekunst has a specific plan headed into the 2020 regular season with this dilapidated core of wide receivers.

While there is plenty of time to make a trade for a pass-catcher before the 2020 deadline or even sign a player, there is not so much time on Rodgers’ career clock as he has grown frustrated over the lack of success in recent years. Subsequently, they should entertain one of the following moves to add a wide receiver.