Packers Showing Trade Interest In Cardinals WR AJ Green

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NFL Analysis Network

The Green Bay Packers are desperate for some help on the offensive side of the ball. Aaron Rodgers has called out his teammates once again for mental mistakes being made during games, as they lost to the Washington Commanders last weekend to drop their record to 3-4 on the season.

Luckily for the Packers, the NFC is not very deep this season. There are only five teams above the .500 mark thus far, and three of them reside in the NFC East. While some panic is setting in for a few people, there is still time for Green Bay to turn things around.

This is a roster that needs help at the wide receiver position. Even the heroics of Aaron Rodgers are not enough to uplift the team, as injuries are piling up on top of the loss of talent stemming from the offseason.

Davante Adams and Marquez Valdes-Scantling are no longer on the team. Sammy Watkins already had a stint in the IR, where Randall Cobb is now. Allen Lazard could also be sidelined for multiple weeks with a shoulder injury.

Things are looking bleak, but expect the Packers to try and make another move ahead of the deadline to bolster their pass-catching group. One player to keep an eye on according to Dan Graziano of ESPN is A.J. Green of the Arizona Cardinals.

Green has not done much for the Cardinals this season, as he has basically been running sprints on the field during game time. The seven-time Pro Bowler has caught only 10 passes for 56 yards despite playing at least 69 percent of the snaps in the four games that he was healthy in before Week 7.

In Week 7 against the New Orleans Saints, Green was active but did not step on the field. Despite Marquise Brown suffering an injury the week before, Arizona went with the recently acquired Robbie Anderson in the lineup over Green along with the reinstated DeAndre Hopkins.

No longer seeming to have a role in the desert, a trade seems imminent for Green. While Father Time is catching up to him, the Packers at least know that the veteran Green will cut down on the mental mistakes that Rodgers has been harping on for weeks.

He would also provide the younger players at the position, such as rookies Christian Watson and Romeo Doubs, another veteran to lean on with Cobb and Lazard sidelined. There is no real downside to the Packers kicking the tires on Green, assuming the price from the Cardinals is right, unless it keeps them from acquiring a true impact receiver such as D.J. Moore or Jerry Jeudy.