Unlike in recent years, the Packers don’t desperately need a tight end. Robert Tonyan has 198 yards and five touchdowns this season and has become one of Aaron Rodgers’ top targets. But that doesn’t mean they can’t add even more pass-catching depth before the trade deadline.
So far, the Packers haven’t got much production from second-year Jace Sternberger. The former third-round pick needs more time, but in the meantime, the Packers can improve their depth chart for the short-term.
David Njoku might be an option. According to Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com, Njoku wants to be traded before the deadline.
Again, this would be another low-risk, high-reward move for the Packers. Njoku is a former first-round pick and the Packers would have the option to keep him another two years with the fifth-year option.
Njoku hasn’t been able to become a consistent target in the Cleveland Browns offense and he’s dealt with some injuries, but a fresh start in a new offense could help him get back on track. Njoku has started 20 games in his career and has 10 touchdown catches. He would help the Packers in the red zone and would be a great addition for two-TE sets with either Marcedes Lewis or Tonyan.