Are the Green Bay Packers going to trade for a wide receiver before the NFL trade deadline on November 1? That’s one of the biggest questions in the NFL right now.
If Aaron Rodgers has his way, the Packers will definitely make a move. Rodgers has already made it clear he wants the front office to be active at the deadline.
And after his comments on Tuesday about needing to cut reps for underperforming players, it seems very possible that Green Bay could make a move. If they make a move for a wide receiver, ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler has the perfect suggestion.
Fowler thinks the Packers should trade a third-round pick to the Denver Broncos for wide receiver Jerry Jeudy.
Jeudy would be a great vertical threat for Rodgers and it seems like the Broncos are more than likely going to move on from him.
In addition to the vertical threat that Jeudy would provide, Fowler also pointed out that the former Alabama standout is in the third year of his rookie deal, so he wouldn’t carry a massive cap hit. We’ve seen flashes of how good Jeudy can be, he just hasn’t been in a great situation during his first few years in the NFL.
Rodgers needs a wide receiver he can trust and that can come through in big moments. Jeudy has played in some huge games dating back to his days in Tuscaloosa.
Considering the price (a day-two pick and his contract), this might be the Packers’ best option to improve their wide receiver group.
I’m not sure if simply adding a wide receiver is going to turn Green Bay’s season around. But it’s clear Rodgers wants another option in the passing game. And maybe Jeudy could prove to be the missing piece for the Packers.