Proposed trade would see Packers swap Christian Watson for Brandon Aiyuk

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Green Bay Packers, Brandon Aiyuk
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One of the bright spots on this Green Bay Packers roster, at the moment, is the youth movement happening in the wide receiver room.

It's not just a young group, but a talented and diversely-skilled room. Between Christian Watson, Romeo Doubs, Jayden Reed and Dontavious Wicks, the Packers have four studs in the making; all of whom work together to give this Packers offense a little something different.

But, what if the Packers had an opportunity to add a bonafide no. 1 wide receiver? Would they take the chance?

How about the San Francisco 49ers' Brandon Aiyuk? Having seen his name in trade rumors for a while, and with a wide receiver market heating up contract-wise, there's still a possibility Aiyuk gets traded.

Recently, Bleacher Report's Alex Kay wrote up a piece on four different trades the 49ers could entertain for Aiyuk, and he listed the Packers as one candidate for a deal.

This is the proposed trade which would land Brandon Aiyuk in Green Bay

Brandon Aiyuk trade

Wrote Kay:

"While Green Bay already has a slew of intriguing young wideouts in Jayden Reed, Romeo Doubs, Dontayvion Wicks and Christian Watson on the roster, none of these pass-catchers are as well-rounded or as proven as Aiyuk. Flipping Watson—who possesses arguably the most upside of any receiver on this roster—and a second-round pick to the 49ers could get a deal done that will take the Packers to the next level.

Aiyuk would immediately slot in as the clear-cut No. 1 option in Green Bay's aerial attack. His presence would allow Jordan Love to further elevate his game after reaching the postseason in his first year as a starter."

Kay isn't wrong. Watson still has a ton of upside. But, some might not believe Watson has as much upside as a guy like Reed. If the Packers were able to pull off a trade like this, Aiyuk would command defenses' attention immediately, allowing for some added creativity with a guy like Reed.

Green Bay's back field is already loaded between Josh Jacobs, rookie MarShawn Lloyd and A.J. Dillon. The Packers figure to be a run-heavy team that still continues to air it out and get the ball to their playmakers in creative ways.

Aiyuk has posted back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons and has been one of the most consistent wide receivers across the league in terms of his route running and lack of drops. Give Love a receiver like Aiyuk, and the offense might just crack the top five or six in all of football.