4. Not adding a player before the trade deadline
The Packers arrived at the trade deadline with a 3-5 record, but their season still alive.
Adding one player at any position wouldn’t magically fix their problems and make them Super Bowl contenders. However, for a team considered to be all-in for this season, it’s hard to believe they didn’t make a deal or two via trade.
The Chicago Bears traded for Chase Claypool. The Minnesota Vikings added T.J. Hockenson. Think either of those players could’ve helped the Packers?
Now, that’s not to say Green Bay should’ve made those trades. But the fact the team didn’t make any moves could hurt them.
Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2 reported that the Packers were among the teams interested in Houston Texans wide receiver Brandin Cooks before the trade deadline.
Cooks is exactly the type of player the Packers desperately need. But, as usual with the Packers, they were “in the conversation” without actually completing a deal.
Green Bay committed to going all-in for a Super Bowl by re-signing Aaron Rodgers and restructuring a number of contracts earlier in the year. But the team has since done nowhere near enough to actually build an offense around Rodgers.
Another missed opportunity for the Packers to upgrade their roster.