After a disappointing 2022 season, the Green Bay Packers are going into the offseason with many question marks, ranging from who the quarterback will be next year to what changes need to be made on the team.
The 2022 Packers had no receivers go over 800 yards receiving and after losing their superstar receiver Davante Adams during the 2022 offseason via trade with the Las Vegas Raiders, there has been an unfillable hole on the offensive side of the ball.
The Packers need to think about potentially going for it all and trading for Arizona Cardinals receiver DeAndre Hopkins.
After serving a six-game suspension, Hopkins went on to finish his 2022 season with 64 catches for 717 yards and three touchdowns – would have been first in receptions, second in yards and tied for fourth in touchdowns on the Packers this year – he did that in half a season.
Hopkins has a huge price tag attached to him, however. A team bringing him in via trade would be picking up his salary for 2023 and 2024 – $19.45 million and $14.92 million respectively, according to Spotrac.
It is also likely that Hopkins would be looking for an extension with his new team. Green Bay reportedly offered Davante Adams more money than the Raiders, so paying for a future first-ballot Hall-of-Famer would not be an issue for the Pack.
This could be the trade package for the Packers if they were to attempt this trade for Hopkins:
Packers send pick 15 for DeAndre Hopkins?
After the Week 18 loss to the Detroit Lions, the Packers are in the 15th spot in the 2023 NFL Draft.
The Cardinals sit at pick three in the first round.
If Green Bay does not want to draft a young offensive weapon in the first round (receiver in the first round, yeah right!), perhaps sending the 15th overall pick for Hopkins would make sense.
This would give the Cardinals two top-15 picks in what is looking like one of the best draft classes in recent years, and give the Packers a stud receiver to pair with the young stars that are going to continue to grow in year two.