This unthinkable Packers trade proposal would get Brian Gutekunst fired

The Packers would never do this.
Green Bay Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst
Green Bay Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst / Tork Mason/USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin /

You know it's the NFL offseason when... The NFL content mill has churned out a list of potential trade destinations for Dallas Cowboys wide receiver CeeDee Lamb, and wouldn't you know it?

The Green Bay Packers were listed as a possible destination. Bleacher Report put together a list of four trade packages the Dallas Cowboys couldn't turn down, and somehow, the only ridiculous option on the list was offered by the Packers.

This trade idea would get Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst fired extremely quickly.

Bleacher report proposes nonsensical Packers-CeeDee Lamb trade with Cowboys

In the proposed deal, the Packers would get CeeDee Lamb and the Dallas Cowboys would get one of Christian Watson or Romeo Doubs, and Jayden Reed, and a second-round pick. That's certainly an offer the Cowboys wouldn't be able to turn down, because it's a fantasy-land type of offer.

The other trade ideas that were proposed in this article were at least a little bit more reasonable. The Steelers offering George Pickens and a second-round pick, the Patriots offering Ja'Lynn Polk and a first-round pick, and the Chargers offering Ladd McConkey and a first-round pick.

It's hysterical that Bleacher Report didn't notice the extreme outlier that was their Green Bay Packers offer compared to the others. The Packers would be sending the Cowboys two of their top three receivers, both of which have at least two years remaining on rookie contracts. On top of that, a second-round pick?

It's probably comical to think that CeeDee Lamb could be traded in the first place, but it's even more hysterical to think the Packers would give up that kind of package for him. And since we're not going to criticize without coming up with alternate options, how about just doing something like Christian Watson and a first-round pick for CeeDee Lamb?

At least when you compare the other offers, that keeps the Packers out of the ridiculous category.

It's already hysterical to think the Cowboys would send Lamb to a rising team in the NFC like the Packers. The night is always darkest before the dawn, and right now, every idea is simply on the table because the Cowboys haven't signed Lamb to a contract extension. But trading him at all would likely incite a riot from the Dallas fan base. Trading him to another contending NFC team? That would be wild.

The Packers would probably love to have a player like Lamb on the roster to feature in their passing game, but at the cost of so many valuable assets? It might be time for the trade brainstormers to go back to the drawing board.

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