Packers reportedly want to trade for tight end Darren Waller

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One way the Green Bay Packers can help Aaron Rodgers? Go get a dominant pass-catching tight end.

Sounds like it could happen.

According to Cheesehead TV’s Aaron Nagler, the Packers are targeting Las Vegas Raiders tight end Darren Waller in a trade.

Nagler reported that the two teams have “engaged in talks regarding a trade of Waller with an eye toward a deal getting done during this week’s NFL draft.”

This would be a huge addition for the Packers and would go a long way to fixing their need for pass-catchers.

A Pro Bowler in 2020, Waller is one of the best tight ends in the NFL.

He has been a reception machine for Raiders quarterback Derek Carr in recent years, receiving target after target.

Waller missed six games last season, but when fully healthy, he is a dominant receiving threat. Between 2019 and 2020, Waller caught a total of 197 passes for 2,341 yards and 12 touchdowns.

He would take on a big number of targets from Aaron Rodgers and could quickly become one of his favorite receivers.

Trading for Waller wouldn’t mean the Packers don’t need to draft a wide receiver. Although it certainly would help the offense and would take the pressure off slightly.

It would eliminate the need to draft a tight end. Green Bay would enter the 2022 season with Waller, Tonyan, Marcedes Lewis, and Josiah Deguara as the top four at the position.

Trade for Waller, draft a top wide receiver prospect like Treylon Burks or Chris Olave, and look out.

Things would look very different for this Packers offense. Green Bay would have two talented pass-catching tight ends once Tonyan returned from injury.

What the Packers would have to give up in a trade remains to be seen. We’ll see if the two teams can agree a deal.

But Waller to Green Bay? Sounds good, doesn’t it?