The Green Bay Packers lost arguably the best wide receiver in the game in Davante Adams. It left a gaping hole in the offense that the team has yet to address.
Could they be angling to replace him with San Francisco 49ers WR Deebo Samuel?
Aaron Rodgers spoke on that when asked about it.
Via The Pat McAfee show:
“I think we’ve been in the mix with some of these guys. That’s what it seems like,” Rodgers said. “Now, there’s not a lot of teams that probably want to trade receivers to Green Bay. I think we’re probably at the back of the line for a lot of these teams as far as our picks are usually late and nobody wants to trade in the (conference), a guy like Deebo (Samuel) probably. But at the same time, I think if you’re not going to pay Davante — obviously we traded him; he wanted to move on — but going out and paying another guy I don’t know if that makes a ton of sense.
“Now there are some veteran guys out there that I think could be possibilities, and also we have two picks in the second round tomorrow, and I’m sure there are some guys on the board that they probably like. Yeah, I feel like we’ve been in the mix, but does San Fran want to trade Deebo Samuel to us? Probably not.”
The Packers could bolster their receiving corps on Day 2 of the 2022 NFL Draft. Among the many names left include Skyy Moore, George Pickens, and Christian Watson.
No matter what direction they go, it will be hard for the Packers to replace a two-time first-team All-Pro selection in Adams who had another banner year in 2021, posting career highs in receptions (123) and receiving yards (1,553) to go along with 11 touchdown grabs.
The 29-year-old wideout has spent his entire career with the Packers after being drafted by the team in the second round in 2014.