Well it’s trade deadline time so why don’t we toss around an idea or two for trades our beloved Green Bay Packers are sure NOT to make.
Might as well have a little fun with it, right?
Let’s start at tight end.
Yeah Jermichael Finley is more than likely gone for the year, but look at how many tight ends were active Sunday Night and look at how often ANY of them were even targeted.
Jake Stoneburner, Andrew Quarless, and Brandon Bostick were all active. The loss of Finley has caused the team as a whole to morph (if you will). The Packers had plays specifically designed for Finley and there obviously isn’t a decent replacement for him just yet.
Now I’ve heard rumblings of the Packers possibly inquiring about the availability of a Tony Gonzalez but to me that’s about as far from a typical Ted Thompson move as you can get. He’s on the verge of retiring and why would you give up any sort of draft pick which everyone knows is extremely valuable in Titletown.
The more I thought about it, I would assume the Packers will look to feature Quarless due to his experience in the offense or Bostick due to his size.
But let’s assume for a second that we would be open to doing a deal.
Is this a long shot?
Probably, but if we were to do any type of deal, I would think this would at least make more sense than some of the rumors flying around. With that many tight ends on the roster already, this is once again unlikely to occur. The Packers don’t necessarily have any one glaring need. If any deal is made, it will be more of a proactive move than anything, reassuring there is enough depth at key positions.
But hey, ya never know …