Xavien Howard, CB
Cornerback remains a concern for the Packers. Jaire Alexander and Kevin King are dealing with injuries, and depth is an issue.
Rookie Eric Stokes has shown plenty of potential while new signing Rasul Douglas played well on debut against the Chicago Bears. However, adding Xavien Howard could take Green Bay’s defense to a new level, especially once Alexander is back.
The former second-round pick is a two-time All-Pro and two-time Pro Bowler. Last season, he had an NFL-best 20 pass defenses and 10 interceptions, being named a first-team All-Pro as a result. According to Pro Football Reference, he allowed a passer rating of just 48.3 in his coverage last season.
If the Miami Dolphins are willing to move on from Howard for draft picks, but the Packers can work out a way to limit his cap hit in 2021, it could be a championship-winning move.
When Alexander is back, the Packers would have two of the best cornerbacks in football with Stokes and King providing the depth.
And as Howard has shown with 23 interceptions since 2017, quarterbacks should be careful when throwing the ball near him. He can change games.
Will it happen? Likely not. But Howard to Green Bay could be the move that wins a Super Bowl.