Packers: Three-step plan to fix wide receiver position

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1. Packers should trade first-round pick for DK Metcalf

This would be yet another blockbuster trade in an NFL offseason full of them. It would also make so much sense for Green Bay, and likely for the Seattle Seahawks, too.

Seattle won’t want to trade Metcalf who, at 24 years old, is a rising star at the wide receiver position. However, the Seahawks hit the reset button when they traded away nine-time Pro Bowl quarterback Russell Wilson and released eight-time All-Pro linebacker Bobby Wagner.

Metcalf, who has been outstanding in his first three seasons with the Seahawks, only has one year remaining on his rookie deal. The Seahawks could lose him in free agency unless they either work out a long-term deal or are willing to use the franchise tag next spring.

If the Seahawks are open to trading Metcalf to the Packers, it seems likely they would want a premium pick in return. Green Bay happens to have two first-round selections, one coming from the Las Vegas Raiders in the Davante Adams deal.

Would it be worth it for Green Bay to send a first-rounder to Seattle for Metcalf? Yes, yes, yes. Metcalf is a star receiver who has already proven he can do it at the NFL level. Metcalf has a Pro Bowl and second-team All-Pro selection to his name, along with over 3,000 receiving yards and 29 receiving touchdowns, in just three seasons.

Put him in Matt LaFleur’s offense catching passes from Aaron Rodgers, and the Packers have their new WR1 for many years to come. It would be smart to agree a long-term contract along with the trade, but the Adams deal created $20 million in cap space, so there’s enough room to make it happen.