The Green Bay Packers tried to get tight end Darren Waller from the Raiders as part of the Davante Adams trade.
As it turns out, the Green Bay Packers were eyeing a true playmaker in exchange for Davante Adams: Darren Waller. According to The Athletic’s Jeff Howe, general manager Brian Gutekunst indeed was looking at the standout tight end as part of the deal for his Pro Bowl wideout.
In the end, though, the Raiders told the Packers to take a hike, as they weren’t going to trade away the 6-foot-6, 255-pounder to the NFC North.
Packers were never going to land Darren Waller from the Raiders
This would have been quite the addition for the Packers and it most definitely would have lowered the sting for fans who remain heartbroken over Adams’ departure. In the end, though, Waller wasn’t going to be part of the package.
Rumors have continued to swirl about Waller’s future with Las Vegas, but ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler has also reported that there’s zero chance Waller will be traded this offseason. This is welcome news for Derek Carr, as he’s going to have a full menu of targets to throw to this upcoming season.
Meanwhile, for Aaron Rodgers and the Packers, everyone is waiting to see what this team will do with their first-round pick on Thursday night. This offense needs a new No. 1 wideout now that Adams is long gone from Lambeau Field.
If this team wants to try and push for a Super Bowl, especially after choking in the NFC Divisional Round last winter to the San Francisco 49ers, they’ve got to make a splash this week in the draft. Only time will tell if Gutekunst is able to make the fanbase happy.