Packers being mentioned as a trade destination for DeAndre Hopkins

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The Green Bay Packers are entering the NFL offseason with a need at the wide receiver position. Davante Adams is one of the top receivers in the game, but he needs some help. While the Packers are rumored to have interest in names like Robby Anderson and possibly Emmanuel Sanders, they could look at something much bigger.

During a segment on the Pat McAfee Show, former NFL general manager Michael Lombardi was talking about the trade rumors surrounding superstar wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins. McAfee asked about the Packers being a potential landing spot and Lombardi acknowledged that they could be.

Can you imagine the Packers acquiring Hopkins to place alongside Aaron Rodgers? Can you imagine an offense with both Davante Adams and DeAndre Hopkins on the field?

Last season with the Houston Texans, Hopkins ended up catching 104 passes for 1,165 yards and seven touchdowns. He has been one of the league’s elite wide receivers for a long time. Heading to Green Bay would only take his game to another level.

Green Bay is a piece or two away from competing for a Super Bowl. If Brian Gutekunst is serious about winning a championship, pursuing a trade for Hopkins would make a lot of sense.

At 27 years old, Hopkins is still in his prime and has a lot of time left in it. This would be a dream scenario for the Packers. It likely won’t end up happening, but this could be something to keep an eye on if Houston is actually open to dealing their superstar.

Expect to hear more rumors about Hopkins in the coming days. Green Bay would be a fun landing spot and it is something to talk about.