Packers: 5 realistic trade targets at wide receiver in 2020

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Curtis Samuel, Carolina Panthers

The Carolina Panthers will be an interesting team to watch this season. While they’ve made some good additions in the offseason, many predictions don’t expect them to be in playoff contention. If that turns out to be the case, there could be trades to be made.

One player the Packers should have interest in is wide receiver Curtis Samuel. Samuel is entering the final year on his contract. The Panthers signed former New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson this offseason, while DJ Moore is coming off an impressive 1,175-yard, four-touchdown season.

If the Packers are searching for receiver help at some point this season, Samuel could be an option.

If the Panthers fall well short of the playoffs this season, they could begin to enter rebuild mode and look to stock up on draft picks. Trading Samuel, who they could lose in free agency next offseason anyway, in return for a draft pick would make sense.

For the Packers, they’d be strengthening their offense. And it would be another affordable move. According to Spotrac, Samuel’s cap hit in 2020 is just $2.05 million, and he could come in and make an immediate impact, competing with Devin Funchess and Allen Lazard for snaps.