Kenny Clark blockbuster and 4 other trades Packers can't refuse in 2024 NFL Draft

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4. Packers trade for Tee Higgins

Packers - Bengals trade

The Green Bay Packers are in a competitive NFC North division that is only going to continually get better. The Detroit Lions are building something special. The Chicago Bears are getting massive upgrades across the board this offseason. The jury is out on the Vikings without Kirk Cousins, but Kevin O'Connell has done such a good job of maximizing talent there already.

Why would the Packers not make a trade for someone like Tee Higgins? Has Christian Watson done enough to prevent them from considering something like this? Watson is barely a year younger than Higgins. Is it a fear of spending significant money at the receiver position?

Well, it's not your money, and the Packers aren't really struggling for cash at the moment. They are currently projected to have over $71 million in 2025 salary cap space. Needless to say, acquiring Higgins is affordable for the Packers both in terms of the draft compensation that might be required to get him as well as the salary cap allocation.

The Packers would finally have a true featured option in the passing game, a proven weapon on the outside who would make everyone else in the offense better. Jordan Love would have a true WR1 that he could grow with for the foreseeable future. This type of deal is a no-brainer for the Packers in their current window, which is wide open. If Love had looked horrendous last season, this wouldn't make sense, but you've got to adjust strategy based on the way he played.

That's why the Packers paid Josh Jacobs, and they wouldn't even notice not having one of those second-round picks. They would still have four top-100 selections remaining.