The Packers have proven they can find great success on offense even when Davante Adams is out of the lineup, but that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be willing to add more talented pass-catchers to this offense. In John Ross, they’d be getting a wide receiver who can make game-changing plays.
According to Mike Garafolo of NFL Network, Ross wants a trade away from the Cincinnati Bengals. And given all of the Bengals’ talent at receiver, it’s no surprise. Ross has only played on 28.6 percent of the team’s offensive snaps so far this season, with the trio of Tyler Boyd, Tee Higgins, and A.J. Green getting the majority of the playing time.
However, Ross, who caught 10 touchdowns from 2018 to 2019 and is a former first-round pick, could find a bigger role in Matt LaFleur’s offense.
The Packers have tried to target Marquez Valdes-Scantling deep downfield on many occasions so far this year, but the results have been a mixed bag. MVS has been inconsistent, failing to reach 50 yards receiving in the past three games.
Ross is on the final year of his rookie deal, and a trade would come with little risk for the Packers but huge upside. With 4.22 40-yard dash speed and home-run ability, Ross could be a great addition to this offense.