The Green Bay Packers have a go-to playmaker at nearly every position but one, tight end, and once again it’s time to dip into the free agency pool.
Each of the last two offseason’s Green Bay has added a tight end via free agency.
In 2016 they brought in veteran Jared Cook. Cook battled through injury during the regular season, but in 10 games played he caught 30 passes for 377 and one touchdown.
His impressive postseason won the hearts of many cheeseheads, hauling in 18 catches for 229 yards and two touchdowns. And no one will forget his incredible toe-drag catch to set up the game-winning field goal against the Dallas Cowboys.
But during the offseason contract talks stalled with Cook and the Packers decided to bring in another veteran in 2017, Martellus Bennett.
The former Super Bowl Champion, sounded like a great signing, but it was the complete opposite.
Bennett was inconsistent, couldn’t stay on the field and didn’t last in Green Bay.
He struggled with catching the ball and could not stay healthy. In seven games played he caught 24 passes for 233 yards.
The worst part was Bennett’s exit from 1265 Lombardi Ave. Green Bay cut Bennett with the failure to disclose a medical condition designation. His former team the New England Patriots claimed Bennett, but the drama didn’t end there.
Bennett took to social media to bash longtime team physician Dr. Pat McKenzie and claimed he tried to make Bennett play through a serious injury.
And now the Packers are back to square one, just another team without a tight end.
Green Bay has not been able to get consistent play from the position since Jermichael Finley and the offense isn’t as explosive without a dynamic tight end.
With free agency right around the corner, Green Bay has another opportunity to bring in someone and hopefully get production out of them for more than one season.
Here are three free agent tight ends the Packers should consider.