Packers trade with Texans
Here’s the huge trade.
The Houston Texans need a quarterback. Instead of drafting one second overall or having to trade up, they get a talented young quarterback who has been developing his game for the past three seasons.
Green Bay, meanwhile, gets some help for Aaron Rodgers by trading for veteran wide receiver Brandin Cooks. The Packers also land a third-round pick, sending a fifth-rounder to the Texans.
Cooks would be a great addition to Green Bay’s offense, regardless of who is starting at quarterback.
But if Rodgers returns, the Packers would be in win-now mode. That increases the need to add a veteran wide receiver.
Cooks has been an excellent player, no matter the team he plays for. He has six 1,000-yard seasons in his career and has hit 1,000 receiving yards for four different teams.
In Green Bay, he’d be a part of one of the best offenses in his career. He would catch passes from Aaron Rodgers while forming an excellent wide receiver trio alongside Christian Watson and Romeo Doubs.
If the Packers keep Rodgers, they need to go all-in. That means adding more talent on offense, including a veteran wide receiver.
Cooks is one of the most underrated receivers in the league and would immediately improve Green Bay’s offense.