J.J. Watt trade rumors: 5 teams that should trade for Texans star

J.J. Watt, #99, Houston Texans, (Photo by Peter G. Aiken/Getty Images)
J.J. Watt, #99, Houston Texans, (Photo by Peter G. Aiken/Getty Images) /
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Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers
Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) /

3. Green Bay Packers

As juicy as the rumors are, it would be a shock if the Green Bay Packers moved on from Aaron Rodgers in the 2021 offseason. Rodgers had an MVP-caliber year in 2020, as he led the Pack to a 13-win season and an NFC Championship Game appearance despite dealing with the exact same pass-catching question marks after Davante Adams’ name on the depth. chart.

Instead of trading Rodgers for picks, it would make more sense for the Packers to trade picks for a difference-maker in the front seven.

Rashan Gary has potential, but the former first-round pick has yet to show it in the form of tangible production. He was second on the Packers in sacks last season with just five, as Za’Darius Smith was the only truly great pass rusher for the unit a new defensive coordinator will inherit after Mike Pettine’s firing.

That new defensive coordinator would have a much better situation on his hands with Watt up front. The Packers have yet to replace Mike Daniels effectively, so Watt would be the two-way defensive presence at the defensive end position that they’ve been lacking. Kenny Clark can only do so much at the nose position.

Like the Chiefs, the Packers may have to put together a package deal or give up a second-round pick for Watt due to the diminished value of their selections as a top team, but it’s worth it for Green Bay. They need to get serious about winning a Super Bowl ring while Aaron Rodgers is still at the top of his game.