Jared Cook: Much has been said about the Packers’ need for yet another tight end in free agency. The Green Bay front office has been absolutely awful when it comes to finding the right tight end for the offense.
After years and years of failing to replace Jermichael Finley, Jared Cook had a really solid second half of his 2016 season, only for the team to let him go. The Martellus Bennett signing was a catastrophic failure, forcing the team into a third-straight veteran splash signing with Jimmy Graham, who didn’t knock anyone’s socks off in 2018.
Cook knows how to find open holes in the defense for Aaron Rodgers and would add desperately needed speed to an offense that in 2018 would easily get lapped by a blind turtle balancing a football on its shell. Even at 32, Cook can still run like a deer and could provide the running game with some blocking that Jimmy Graham cannot.
With Graham cemented as the team’s starter at the position, the Packers need to add a complementary tight end next to him. Cook fits the bill.
Levine Toilolo: Toilolo got a bit lost in the shuffle after a solid couple of years in Atlanta. Toilolo is a massive specimen at 6-foot-8, and when combined with Jimmy Graham’s 6-foot-7 frame, will give the Green Bay offense tremendous size. Toilolo will also be cheaper than most of the other high-profile targets and will get the Packers exactly what they need from a depth perspective.
The Lions essentially relegated Toilolo to second string after they signed Luke Willson away from the Seahawks. Toilolo wasn’t used too much offensively, but when he got on the field, he still showed adequate blocking and underrated receiving ability that the Packers need to add to their offense quickly.