If the Green Bay Packers want to avoid another rough season in 2023, it might be time for the front office to shock the system with a big trade.
The final days of the regular season are upon us, and things are getting tense for the Green Bay Packers and their fan base.
With a mathematical chance at the postseason, hope is not yet lost. But, it’s difficult to not look ahead, either way.
For a few years now, the offseason drama seems unavoidable for Aaron Rodgers and the Packers. Will he retire? Will he demand a trade? Is he done?
These questions are set to surface once more, very soon, and if Green Bay wants to shut them down once and for all, here’s how they do it in order to keep Rodgers happy and get right back into the Super Bowl conversation.
The trade to shock Packers, Aaron Rodgers back into contention in 2023
After years of hearing jokes about the Packers not drafting offensive skill players in the first round, Green Bay finally makes a splash and gets Rodgers some additional help. This year, it was especially apparent that Rodgers needed an alpha wide receiver, after seeing Davante Adams traded to the Las Vegas Raiders.
In this deal, the Packers mortgage quite a bit in order to give Rodgers one more shot at a Super Bowl. Green Bay lets loose of a first and fifth rounder in the 2023 NFL Draft, plus a fourth and sixth rounder in the 2024 class.
But, they get a young, alpha wide receiver in Tee Higgins, along with a seventh-round pick this year.
So, why Higgins? Why do the Bengals even entertain such an offer? Let’s dig in.