The Green Bay Packers are 3-0 entering Week 4 of the 2020 NFL season and have looked dominant on the offensive side of the ball. While they have been dynamic offensively, the Packers should still look to make a move ahead of the October 29 NFL trade deadline. Cincinnati Bengals star AJ Green should be their primary target.
All offseason long, the Packers were connected to Green. With the wide receiver available in free agency, it would have been a perfect fit. However, the Cincinnati Bengals decided to use their franchise tag on Green.
Green has not had a huge role with the Bengals so far this season. He has caught 13 passes for 116 yards, but has not scored a touchdown. With his role not being huge for the Bengals, could the Packers find a way to get him?
Aaron Rodgers has been playing at an MVP level this season. Davante Adams is a superstar, but the Packers rely on Allen Lazard and Marques Valdes-Scantling behind him, who have both been solid. While they are good receivers, can you imagine Green being the No. 2 weapon?
At 32 years old, Green is in the final stage of his prime. He may only have two or three years left to play at a star level. If the Packers can get him this season and re-sign him to a two-year deal, their offense would be even more dangerous.
Through the first three weeks of the season, the Packers have scored 43, 42, and 37 points respectively. While those numbers are impressive, adding another star weapon for Rodgers could take the Packers over the top and into even more serious Super Bowl contention.
No team can ever have too many dynamic weapons offensively. Green may not be the dynamic superstar that he once was, but with a quarterback like Rodgers throwing him the ball, we could see a major resurgence from him.
For the Bengals, moving on from Green in exchange for a second or third-round pick would make perfect sense. Tyler Boyd and Tee Higgins are more than capable of taking over larger roles. They already have for that matter.
These two teams coming together on an AJ Green trade at the deadline makes a ton of sense. The Packers would become even more legitimate contenders and the Bengals would add another asset to continue growing their group of young talent.
Now, all the Packers need to do is make this happen with the Bengals and go all-in for a Super Bowl run.