The Green Bay Packers have a major need at the wide receiver position this offseason. Aaron Rodgers needs more weapons for the offense to take the next step. Thankfully, there are quite a few options for the team to look at this offseason in free agency.
Looking ahead to free agency, the New York Post went ahead and made predictions for where the top 35 free agents will land. They have Cincinnati Bengals’ star wide receiver A.J. Green signing with the Packers.
Green would be a massive addition for the Packers. He would form a lethal wide receiver duo alongside Davante Adams. Very few defenses would be able to match up with both of them.
Cincinnati has been rumored to be planning to do whatever it takes to keep Green. That includes potentially using the franchise tag on him. If they choose to let him hit the open market, the Packers are going to have a very good sales pitch to throw at him.
Last season, Green missed the entire year due to injury. Back in 2018, however, he played in just nine games. In those nine games, Green caught 46 passes for 694 yards and six touchdowns.
Standing in at 6-foot-4 and 210 pounds, Green is a massive target with elite athleticism and good speed. He would be exactly what the doctor ordered for the Packers. Adams is more of a possession receiver while Green could be the big-play threat.
At 31 years old, Green is entering the last chapter of his NFL career. This could be his last chance to receive a massive contract. Playing out the rest of his prime with the Packers and Rodgers would make a lot of sense for him.
Obviously, we can only speculate at this point in time where free agents will land. Green Bay certainly seems like a great landing spot for Green if he ends up leaving the Bengals.
Expect to hear quite a few rumors surrounding Green and the Packers. The two sides may not end up coming together, but it would make a lot of sense for both parties involved.