The pros and cons of the Packers pursuing Austin Hooper in free agency

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With the Super Bowl window for the Green Bay Packers slowly starting to close, expect the front office to be aggressive this offseason, as they try to maximize the final few years of quarterback Aaron Rodgers’ career.

There are a handful of weapons Green Bay could target in free agency, but going after a solid tight end to provide Rodgers with a security blanket may be the smartest way to go.

They tried doing this a few offseasons ago when they brought in Jimmy Graham, but that ended up being disastrous, as Graham posted career lows in almost every receiving category this past season.

Austin Hooper of the Atlanta Falcons will likely be one of the most sought after tight ends on the market this offseason. Here are some pros and cons if the Packers end up bringing him in.