Option #3: Trade for AB
I know, I know.
Why on earth would the Packers trade for Antonio Brown?
Freddie Boston made an amazing case for the move in his post on the idea, and to quote him: “He would make the Packers offence arguably the best in the league.”
Picture it, imagine a lineup of Rodgers, Adams, Brown, Graham (or Noah Fant or T.J. Hockenson or Irv Smith, you get it) Jones and Williams. It would echo the days when Rodgers could throw anywhere on the field and a Pro-Bowl caliber player would be on the other end catching it.
Brown will be 31 by the time next season begins but I don’t think it’ll affect him too much. He’s such a versatile player that if he begun to lose his speed he could compensate for that with his route-running.
Either way, if the Packers trade for him for the next 2-3 seasons, LaFleur could get top-tier production out of the current Pittsburgh man. He could be the piece that returns Rodgers back to MVP-level production.
However, one thing to consider is Brown’s ego. Would he be okay with playing second fiddle to a younger, healthier player in Adams? Brown is a “diva” receiver in every sense of the stereotype but he is a far better talent than Cobb is.
So it may be a risk the Packers consider.