According to ESPN’s John Keim, Washington Commanders star wide receiver Terry McLaurin is skipping the team’s mandatory minicamp this week as he awaits a new contract.
Let’s be clear: Washington would be insane to trade away their No. 1 WR, especially after trading for QB Carson Wentz. But contract negotiations have a tendency to sometimes turn sour if both parties are not on the same page.
It would be interesting to see if Green Bay Packers GM Brian Gutekunst could consider giving the Commanders a call and maybe offer a first-round pick as part of a package for the two-time 1,000-yard receiver.
If by some miracle Green Bay was able to swing a trade, what would McLaurin look like in head coach Matt LaFleur’s offense?
Well, he would immediately be the No. 1 WR, despite the fact that Green Bay is going to beat teams collectively on the offensive side instead of force-feeding one particular player.
He would provide Aaron Rodgers with an elite athlete who can line up anywhere on the field. His footwork and route-running talent will remind you of Davante Adams. His talent has led to a lot of production early on in his career.
The former Buckeye has eclipsed 3,000 yards in his first three seasons on 222 receptions, along with 16 touchdowns. He has done all of that while catching passes from seven different quarterbacks in just three seasons.
Aaron Rodgers would most likely be the greatest QB that McLaurin has ever and would ever play with. LaFleur and OC Adam Stenavich could utilize him anywhere and everywhere. Jet motions, in the slot, on the outside, and maybe out of the backfield too.
Again, a trade for McLaurin would be a long shot for the Packers. It would be a dream scenario.
He would be the icing on the cake of an offense that already has the greatest thrower of the football ever in Aaron Rodgers, arguably the best RB duo in the game in Aaron Jones and AJ Dillon, a cast of pass-catchers that are uniquely capable of performing their individual jobs to a tee, and quite possibly a top-five defense.
McLaurin, Allen Lazard, Randall Cobb, Christian Watson, Romeo Doubs, and Amari Rodgers. That doesn’t sound too shabby.
Green Bay also has roughly $17 million in cap space. Terry McLaurin is a great player in this league and would be a fantastic pickup for the Green Bay Packers.