After missing out on Julio Jones, the Green Bay Packers can still add one of these three wide receivers.
Julio Jones has now been traded, to the Tennessee Titans. Green Bay Packers fans aren’t thrilled about not getting Jones, but they never seemed likely to go all-in with an effort to appease Aaron Rodgers.
The Packers have one of the best wide receivers in the NFL in Davante Adams. But the secondary options have either been inconsistent, injured or outright non-existent, with a lack of prime resources devoted to adding someone. That is surely part of Rodgers’ frustration with general manager Brian Gutekunst.
The wide receiver market is shallow right now, but it’s not totally dry either. So the Packers could still add a veteran, if that’s even on the radar.
But for the purpose of this exercise, let’s assume the Packers do have an eye on the wide receiver market. These three options could still be added.
3 wide receivers the Packers can still add after missing on Julio Jones
3. Larry Fitzgerald
Fitzgerald has not officially retired yet. Despite more optimistic public comments, it’s safe to say the Arizona Cardinals have moved on after signing A.J. Green and drafting Rondale Moore. Since it’s now June and he has not made an announcement, it’s fair to assume Fitzgerald is open to playing in 2021 if the right landing spot is out there.
Fitzgerald will turn 38 just before the season starts (Aug. 31), and he’s clearly a shell of what he was in his prime. But he can still catch the ball, and he leads by example with his work ethic.
Green Bay can’t break the bank to make an addition as things sit right now. So Fitzgerald is a fit, if he wants to keep playing and he can set aside his Minnesota roots to play for the Packers.