The Green Bay Packers are still searching for a tight end in free agency after releasing Jimmy Graham and missing out on Austin Hooper, who signed with the Cleveland Browns. Delanie Walker is a name that has come up in rumors, but there is another target who is expressing interest in playing for the Packers.
Eric Ebron took to his personal Twitter account to quote a tweet about Ebron joining the Packers and playing with Aaron Rodgers. He made it pretty clear that he is interested in catching passes from Rodgers in Green Bay.
Signing Ebron would be a very intriguing option for the Packers. He would provide extreme athleticism at the tight end position. Ebron is coming off of a poor 2019 season with the Indianapolis Colts, but looked like a star back in 2018.
Last season in Indianapolis, Ebron caught just 31 passes for 375 yards and three touchdowns. Back in 2018, however, he caught 66 passes for 750 yards and 13 touchdowns. The Packers should not be scared off by a down season.
Ebron had reasons for struggling a bit last season. First of all, Jack Doyle returned to the Colts from injury. Secondly, Jacoby Brissett is no Andrew Luck.
Green Bay could offer Ebron a fairly competitive contract and the chance to compete for a Super Bowl. Both of those things would be of interest to Ebron. Playing with Rodgers would obviously be the biggest draw of all.
Expect to hear more rumors surrounding the Packers in coming days. Brian Gutekunst has been very quiet this offseason, but he is likely still being very active and looking to bring in as much talent as possible within the budget.