4 realistic trade options for the Packers before deadline

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Four realistic trade targets for the Green Bay Packers ahead of next week’s deadline.

Should the Green Bay Packers make a trade before the deadline? It’s perhaps not as simple to answer that question as it was three weeks ago.

Adding a player before the deadline next Tuesday may not be enough to help the Packers turn their season around. It’s why I made a case for why they shouldn’t make a deal.

However, it doesn’t mean the Packers won’t explore their trade options. After all, they made a commitment to go all-in for this season the moment they gave Aaron Rodgers a new deal.

So, if general manager Brian Gutekunst wants to strengthen the roster before the trade deadline, which players could be realistic targets?

TE Albert Okwuegbunam, Denver Broncos

ESPN’s Dan Graziano reported this week that he was told “not to be surprised if the Packers’ solution at receiver ended up being a tight end.”

How about the Denver Broncos’ Albert Okwuegbunam?

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that Denver is “thought to be open” to making a deal for Okwuegbunam, who has played limited snaps this season.

Okwuegbunam could give the Packers another receiving option. Last season, he caught 33 passes for 330 yards and two touchdowns in 14 games with six starts.

Albert O would add some speed at the position. He ran a 4.49-second 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine a couple of years ago.

Only in the third year of his rookie deal, Okwuegbunam would be an affordable option for the Packers. He has shown his ability as a pass-catcher in the past and could help Green Bay’s offense.