A proposed free agent signing has the Green Bay Packers bringing in a big-named wide receiver to help the offense.
Last year, the Packers traded away superstar wideout Davante Adams to the Las Vegas Raiders for 2022 first and second-round picks. Green Bay’s offense took a noticeable step back without Adams, as Allen Lazard led the team in receiving with 60 catches for 788 yards and six touchdowns.
Whether it’s Aaron Rodgers, Jordan Love or somebody else at quarterback for Green Bay in 2023, it’s imperative for GM Brian Gutekunst to add a proven receiver to complement the young group headlined by Christian Watson and Romeo Doubs.
Max Dible of Heavy Sports proposed the idea of the Packers signing soon-to-be former New York Giants wide receiver Kenny Golladay, who will officially be released later this month:
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“After a career year, Lazard is going to command more money and years on the open market than will Golladay, while (Randall) Cobb can’t be expected to produce a statistically meaningful season at this point, assuming he can even stay healthy.
Some of the top wide receiver names in free agency include Odell Beckham Jr., JuJu Smith-Schuster and D.J. Chark, all of whom will also command significantly stronger deals than Golladay but may not produce at a significantly higher level if Golladay can find the right situation to stage a career renaissance.
Signing Golladay at this point is a calculated risk, but its the kind of risk that cash-strapped teams in reset years frequently take — for example, the Packers heading into 2023 if they plan to do so sans Rodgers, making Golladay a name to watch in Green Bay over the coming weeks.”
The Giants signed the 2019 Pro Bowler to a four-year, $72 million contract in 2021 free agency. But Golladay struggled in the Giants’ offense, recording just 43 receptions for 602 yards and one touchdown over his two seasons there.
Golladay was one of the NFL’s best wide receivers during his tenure with the Detroit Lions. In 2018, he recorded 70 receptions for 1,063 yards and five touchdowns. In 2019, Golladay caught 65 receptions for 1,190 yards and a league-leading 11 touchdowns.
For his career, Golladay has 226 receptions for 3,670 yards and 22 touchdowns. Perhaps a fresh start on a team with an elite quarterback (like the Packers, should Rodgers return to Titletown) will help Golladay regain his star-like form.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.