4. Should the Packers have tried...the unthinkable?
Should the Packers have tried the unthinkable?
But should they have?
They say the grass is always greener on the other side, but nothing is greener than Lambeau Field, right? Davante Adams' bank account is full, but he's obviously not happy in Las Vegas catching passes from Jimmy Garoppolo. He thought he was going to be with his old college buddy Derek Carr for the foreseeable future with Aaron Rodgers on the way out in Green Bay.
Things have not turned out the way he'd hoped or planned, and you can't help but wonder if the Packers could revisit potentially bringing Davante Adams back in the offseason. Would they? Who knows?
I don't know how much they can "regret" not making this move right now, but I do think there's plenty of regret -- on both sides -- that Adams isn't still playing for the Packers.
5. More teams should have been in on Chase Young
Process-wise, it's insane that more teams weren't in on the 2020 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year. Chase Young gets a bad rap because of health issues, and understandably so, but he's been playing arguably the best football of his NFL career in 2023, and the man went for a compensatory third-round pick.
You're telling me the Packers -- or anyone else -- wasn't willing to meet that asking price, on a trade that was clearly motivated by Commanders ownership? It's kind of crazy to me that there wasn't more demand for Young, and for a variety of reasons.
If he plays well in the second half of the season, he could help you win some close games as a high-impact pass rusher. If he plays well, you could re-sign him to a long-term deal, or, some other team can sign him and you can reap the benefits with a compensatory pick in 2025.
It just feels like a Chase Young trade would have been a win for almost any team.