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The Packers desperately need guns after swapping Davante Adams for the Raiders, but they may be looking to Las Vegas to get the remedy.
Perhaps the biggest question the Green Bay Packers face as they enter the 2022 NFL Draft and the rest of the offseason is how they will build the offense around Aaron Rodgers. After the club switched Davante Adams away to the Raiders, it left a gaping hole in the wide receiver space and the group of pass-catchers.
As it turns out, though, the Raiders could once again be in the Green Bay’s crosshairs as a trading partner, this time with the Packers bringing the big weapon to the passing game.
According to Aaron Nagler of CheeseheadTV, the Green Bay front office is looking at a potential deal to bring in tight-end Darren Waller. Per Nagler’s sources said Waller was part of the compensation package in return for Adams at some point in the negotiations, but was ultimately not part of the final deal.
Packers exchange rumors: Green Bay is targeting Darren Waller
There is always a huge amount of trade talk leading up to the draft, but it does not often make as much sense as this agreement seems to do.
With the addition of Adams and after Waller handled injuries that limited him to just 11 games last season on a relatively expensive new deal for a close end, the Raiders could be looking to clear some money up from their books. Conversely, the Packers need weapons for Aaron Rodgers after the quarterback returned and are in a position where they can afford – and in some cases must – be aggressive in the trade market or otherwise to achieve it.
When Waller is on the field, he has been a matchup nightmare with his combination of size and athleticism allowing him to be a versatile weapon in the passing attack. Pairing him with Rodgers would be a welcome sight for Packers fans.
With that said, any Darren Waller trade for Green Bay would likely have to fall before or during the 2022 NFL Draft, as elections would likely be the primary compensation going back to Las Vegas. If so, then we could see rapid movement on this front before the first round kicks off on Thursday, April 28th.