CBS Sports makes low-risk trade proposal for Packers and Zach Ertz

Should the Packers send a late-round draft pick to the Cardinals in exchage for a Pro Bowl tight end?
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The Kansas City Chiefs re-acquired wide receiver Mecole Hardman in a deal with the New York Jets on Wednesday afternoon. In exchange, the defending Super Bowl Champions sent a sixth-round pick back to the Big Apple.

The NFL trade deadline is just around the corner, and CBS Sports has just released over a dozen trade proposals that could occur between now and the October 31 deadline.

Perhaps it's time for the Green Bay Packers to shake things up a bit. CBS Sports had a low-risk trade scenario for the Packers that would include former Pro Bowler and current Arizona Cardinals tight end Zach Ertz.

NFL Rumors: Should the Packers trade for Zach Ertz?

CBS Sports floated the idea of the Green Bay Packers acquiring Zach Ertz in exchange for a sixth-round draft pick in 2024. Where do I sign?

Zach Ertz

Now look, nobody is going to confuse Ertz's 2023 season thus far with his Pro Bowl seasons while a member of the Philadelphia Eagles. From 2017-2019, one could argue that Ertz was one of the best tight ends in football.

Over the past season-and-a-half, however, Ertz has 71 receptions for 574 yards and five touchdowns. But adding a security blanket like Ertz for first-year starting quarterback Jordan Love could prove to be invaluable for Green Bay down the stretch.

According to Spotrac, Ertz is under contract through next season with a cap hit of $12.5 million. However, the Packers could cut Ertz loose after this season, if need be, with only $5 million of dead cap in 2024.

With fourth-year tight end Tyler Davis on injured reserve and rookie Luke Musgrave receiving starting reps at this stage of the season, adding Ertz would be a great pickup on the part of Brian Gutekunst and the Green Bay Packers' front office.

The Packers are in second place in the NFC North at the moment, and the outside looking in of the NFC playoff picture. With two-thirds of the season remaining, it seems like a good time for the Packers to roll the dice. This potential trade scenario with the Arizona Cardinals seems like a good place to start.

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