3 free agents Green Bay Packers need to target after NFL Draft

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Jared Cook, Los Angeles Chargers
Jared Cook, Los Angeles Chargers, Green Bay Packers. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images) /

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Jared Cook made one of the greatest catches in Green Bay Packers history

It may only be a year-to-year proposition for him at this point of his NFL career, but let’s never forget one thing about Jared Cook. He made one of the greatest catches in Packers football history, in the NFC playoffs nonetheless. His catch near the sidelines on an ad-libbed play by Aaron Rodgers helped the No. 4-seeded Packers defeat the top-seed Dallas Cowboys in 2016.

Of course, the Green Bay brass somehow thought it was okay to let Cook at the peak of powers walk in free agency. In the years since leaving Titletown, he has been a two-time Pro Bowler and has played with three additional NFL franchises, most recently with the 2021 Los Angeles Chargers. He may have just turned 35 years old, but the Packers do need some help at tight end.

With Robert Tonyan working his way back from a torn ACL, the least the Packers can do is add a familiar face to the receiving corps to help offset trading away Rodgers’ favorite target in Davante Adams. Of course, their dollars can go further than overpaying for the consistently inconsistent player. Then again, all it takes is one more great catch for the Packers to go on a big playoff run.

If Tonyan were 100 percent healthy, this would not be an issue, but tight end cannot be terrible.