5 trade targets that would make Packers Super Bowl contenders

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2. Alvin Kamara, RB

I wouldn't normally advocate trading for running backs who are already on their second NFL contracts, but there's no doubt that Matt LaFleur and Brian Gutekunst have seen the impact that a trade like the Christian McCaffrey deal has made for the San Francisco 49ers.

In fact, they saw it up close and suffered unfortunate consequences from it.

The McCaffrey trade was such a game-changer for the 49ers, who acquired a player that was considered too beaten and too injury prone to be overly effective over the long haul. That has proven to be a complete misjudgment. How more teams weren't in on McCaffrey, I'll never know. We could be coming to a similar point with Alvin Kamara and the Saints this offseason.

Kamara has a salary of $10.2 million this coming season and will turn 29 this summer. The Saints might want to start thinking about maximizing value for Kamara, and a team like the Packers could greatly benefit from having him around.

Although Aaron Jones has a cap hit north of $17 million this season, the Packers were seemingly interested in the potential of a Jonathan Taylor deal last offseason, and with an extension looming for Jordan Love, they're going to be able to fit some bigger short-term deals in the salary cap pie.

Kamara, even if not paired with Aaron Jones, has proven he can be an every-down back and a dynamic option as both a featured runner and receiver.