Aaron Rodgers trade piece No. 4: Tim Patrick, WR
How fitting would it be that the Green Bay Packers, who have refused to add wide great receiver help for Aaron Rodgers finally add such a player when they decide to trade Aaron Rodgers?
It might sound far-fetched but it could make a lot of sense. First off, the Packers could also be losing Davante Adams who is entering free agency. Should he leave, they would need a new No. 1 wideout.
Also, the Broncos would be taking on a significant salary if they landed Rodgers and there’s even a chance he could try and renegotiate his deal with them, meaning they would have to move some money around.
This is why Tim Patrick makes sense for them to use as trade bait. Not only would he give them a player capable of being a top target on their team to help replace Adams but it would also free some money up for Denver.
Patrick had 53 catches for 734 yards and five touchdowns this past season and landed a three-year extension worth $30 million during the season. He’s listed at 6-foot-4 and 212-pounds making him a big target and he’s topped 700 yards in each of the past two seasons.
He’s talented enough for a larger role in the offense but with so many pass-catchers in Denver, he hasn’t been able to carve out such a role. In Green Bay, he would be able to do so and there’s no denying he could be a major contributor for them.