3 of the worst moves the Packers made during the offseason

Green Bay Packers, Davante Adams (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)
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Not adding a top wide receiver via trade or free agency

After trading Davante Adams and losing Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Equanimeous St. Brown in free agency, the Packers signed Sammy Watkins and drafted Christian Watson, Romeo Doubs, and Samori Toure.

Brian Gutekunst deserves credit for how he rebuilt the wide receiver corps.

However, who is the WR1? Or the WR2?

Watson could eventually become a star receiver. Doubs, too, has a lot of potential. Long-term, Watson and Doubs could become the Packers’ top two wide receivers.

But for a Packers team in win-now mode, they could regret not bringing in a WR1 in free agency or via trade.

The Philadelphia Eagles traded a first-round pick to the Tennessee Titans for A.J. Brown, then gave him a big new deal.

Brown is 24 years old and already one of the best wide receivers in the NFL. A Pro Bowler in 2020, Brown could have become Green Bay’s WR1 for years to come. And he would make an impact from Day 1.

The Dallas Cowboys traded four-time Pro Bowler Amari Cooper to the Cleveland Browns for a fifth-round pick. The teams also swapped sixth-round selections.

Robert Woods was traded from the Los Angeles Rams to the Titans for a sixth-round pick.

In free agency, the Rams signed Pro Bowler Allen Robinson.

There were opportunities for the Packers.

It is hard not to be pleased with their work at wide receiver in the draft, especially when thinking long-term. But when focusing just on the 2022 season, the Packers face some uncertainty at the position.