The NFL trade deadline is less than a month away, and one name that keeps coming up is former Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams.
While Packers fans would love a reunion with Adams in Green Bay, it's unlikely. Adams wanted out last offseason. Would he want to return so soon? The Packers have moved forward with their young receiving corps. They are building for the future. Sending a premium pick to the Las Vegas Raiders for Adams seems improbable.
However, that doesn't mean Adams couldn't return to the NFC North, a potential nightmare scenario for the Packers.
Davante Adams trade proposal would create Packers nightmare
Not long ago, the Packers were the kings of the NFC North. Davante Adams was making All-Pro teams and lighting up defenses while wearing the green and gold. Times have changed.
The Detroit Lions have announced themselves as the division's top team -- for now, at least. They humiliated Green Bay at Lambeau last week, securing a fourth straight victory over the Packers. And it could get far worse yet.
Matt Lombardo of FanBuzz named the Lions as a potential trade destination for Davante Adams, and, unfortunately for Packers fans, it makes too much sense.
Adams could take Detroit's offense to the next level, making the Lions serious contenders in the NFC.
Pro Bowl receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown and talented rookie tight end Sam LaPorta give Jared Goff two reliable targets, but Adams is still one of the league's elite wide receivers. A game-changer. His presence on the field would draw the attention of defenders, creating opportunities for St. Brown, LaPorta, and the Lions' rushing attack. It would be unfair on opposing defenses.
For the Packers? An absolute nightmare. Watching a franchise legend like Adams suiting up for a rival team would be hard to watch, especially as it would seriously hurt the Packers' hopes of making a playoff run.
The Lions have built an excellent roster. Trading for Adams would help Dan Campbell's team level up to become serious contenders. The Packers have to hope it doesn't happen.