Packers rumors: Trade for Montez Sweat
Well-run NFL organizations trade from positions of strength, and while we can argue the Washington Commanders are not one of those organizations, a deal for Montez Sweat makes a lot of sense for both sides.
While it’s tough to classify this trade as a true ‘rumor’ given it was merely mentioned as a possibility, it’s impossible to ignore how lethal the Green Bay pass rush would be with Sweat on the exterior.
Lombardi Avenue’s Freddie Boston outlined this well in his take on the matter:
"“A trio of Sweat, Gary, and Smith would allow for plenty of rotation for the Packers’ pass rushers, but also the possibility of playing all three together as Gary can line up inside. Imagine an offensive line facing Kenny Clark and Gary on the inside, then Sweat and Smith on the outside.”"
Trading for the likes of Brian Burns from the Carolina Panthers is also on the table given they just fired head coach Matt Rhule and are definitely selling, but Sweat would be a cheaper option. As much as the Packers are in win-now mode, they don’t want to rid themselves of much draft capital.