Packers Trade For Cardinals’ Hollywood Brown In Bold Proposal

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NFL Analysis Network

For several years now, the Green Bay Packers’ receiving corps has been pretty thin. You have to figure that one of the primary reasons why Aaron Rodgers left for greener pastures (no pun intended) by heading to the New York Jets was because of the fact that the Packers failed to put enough receiving talent around him in the latter stages of his Green Bay tenure.

To be fair, the Packers have added some wide receivers through the draft over the last couple of years, using second-round picks on Christian Watson and Romeo Doubs in 2022 and selecting Jayden Reed with the 50th overall pick this past spring. However, even with Green Bay’s recent additions, its passing game could still use some assistance.

Enter Arizona Cardinals wide out Marquise “Hollywood” Brown.

In the not too distant past, the Cardinals’ aerial attack appeared to be on the come up, but with Kyler Murray’s future in Arizona in doubt and DeAndre Hopkins no longer in the desert, times have changed, meaning that Brown could be a potential trade piece. With the Packers needing a receiver, the land of cheeseheads could represent a potential destination.

Brown, who played his collegiate football at the University of Oklahoma, is a burner who was taken by the Baltimore Ravens with the 25th overall pick of the 2019 NFL Draft. Because the Ravens are a run-heavy offense, Brown’s touches were rather limited in Baltimore. He did break out with 91 receptions for 1,008 yards and six touchdowns in 2021, but was ultimately traded to the Cardinals that ensuing offseason because he wasn’t too enthralled with his role.

Could a 2024 second-round draft pick interest Arizona in exchange for Brown’s services? Given how impressive Jordan Love has looked under center in his first two starts this season, you have to think Brown wouldn’t mind heading over to Green Bay to catch passes from the fourth-year quarterback. The Packers are off to a 1-1 start in their first season without Rodgers, but thus far, Love seems up to the task.

Brown would provide Love with a reliable, experienced deep threat and would make life a heck of a lot easier for Watson (when he gets back on the field) and the rest of Green Bay’s young receivers.

The NFL trade deadline is still rather far into the future, but Brown could be a name to monitor if the 0-2 Cardinals continue to slide. Arizona was most recently seen blowing a 21-point lead in a Week 2 loss to the New York Giants. Hollywood Brown had six catches for 54 yards and a score in the defeat.