The Packers are in desperate need of weapons after trading Davante Adams to the Raiders, but they could look to Las Vegas to fix it.
Perhaps the biggest question facing the Green Bay Packers entering the 2022 NFL Draft and the rest of the offseason is how they will build the offense around Aaron Rodgers. After the club traded Davante Adams to the Raiders, it left a gaping hole in the wide receiver room and wide receiver group.
Ultimately, however, the Raiders could once again be in Green Bay’s crosshairs as a business partner, this time with the Packers bringing the leading weapon for the passing game.
According to Cheesehead TV’s Aaron Nagler, the Green Bay front office is considering a potential trade to bring in tight end Darren Waller. According to Nagler’s sources, Waller was part of the compensation program in exchange for Adams at one point in the negotiations but, ultimately, not part of the final trade.
Packer trade rumors: Green Bay targets Darren Waller
There’s always a huge amount of trade talk leading up to the draft, but that often doesn’t make as much sense as this deal seems to.
With the addition of Adams and after Waller suffered injuries that limited him to just 11 games last season on a relatively expensive new contract for a tight end, the Raiders could be looking to make some money from their books. Conversely, the Packers need prime weapons for Aaron Rodgers after the quarterback returns and are in a position where they can afford – and, by some metrics, must – be aggressive in the trade market or otherwise. to achieve this.
Waller, when on the court, has been a game nightmare with his combination of size and athleticism allowing him to be an all-around weapon in the passing attack. Pairing him with Rodgers would be a welcome sight for Packers fans.
That said, any Darren Waller trade for Green Bay would likely go down before or during the 2022 NFL Draft, given that picks would likely be the main compensation for returning to Las Vegas. If so, we could see some quick movement on that front before the start of the first round on Thursday, April 28.