Packers: Best remaining wide receivers in free agency

Golden Tate (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
Golden Tate (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images) /

Another offseason that we’re talking about wide receivers for the Green Bay Packers.

Don’t forget they did sign Devin Funchess in free agency a year ago, so it’s entirely possible the Packers will be willing to bring in a veteran in the coming weeks.

Who are the best remaining wide receivers the Packers could target in free agency?

Best remaining wide receivers in free agency

Sammy Watkins

When healthy, the former fourth overall pick has been a great complementary piece in an explosive Kansas City Chiefs offense.

Watkins only has one 1,000-yard season and has battled injuries throughout his career, but on an affordable deal, he could provide plenty of value to the Packers’ offense. Experienced and talented, Watkins could be a good signing in free agency.

T.Y. Hilton

After making a slow start to the 2020 season, it looked like T.Y. Hilton could be coming to the end of his career. However, he stepped up down the stretch and reminded us all why he’s a four-time Pro Bowler.

In the final eight games last season, Hilton caught 34 passes for 511 yards and five touchdowns. All five of his touchdown catches came in the second half of the season.

While Hilton’s best days are likely behind him as an NFL wide receiver, he still has plenty to offer and could be a great No. 2 option in Green Bay opposite All-Pro Davante Adams.

Golden Tate

Oddly, Golden Tate only played on 42 percent of the New York Giants’ offensive snaps last season, according to Pro Football Reference. The 32-year-old is a former Pro Bowler and has three 1,000-yard seasons to his name.

Like Hilton, Tate might not be the same Pro Bowl player he once was, but it’s likely signing him would be an affordable move for the Packers. An excellent slot receiver who adds yards after the catch, there’s a lot to like about the potential fit of Tate in Matt LaFleur’s offense.