There have been a lot of trade rumors swirling around the Seattle Seahawks since they traded Russell Wilson to the Denver Broncos. The team seems to be heading toward something of a rebuild, as they also released linebacker Bobby Wagner. Moving on from veterans and leaders on both sides of the ball would certainly lend itself to a rebuild. One of the players that many people have discussed possibly being on the move next is DK Metcalf and the Green Bay Packers are a team to watch.
Metcalf is already a star, bursting onto the scene in his first three seasons in the NFL.
Seattle has the means to keep him long-term, which is something worth considering. While Pete Carroll wants to build his offense around the run game, Metcalf is arguably the best player on the roster right now. He is too good to lose in free agency, so the Seahawks should work hard to lock him up long-term.
If they are unable to come to terms on a deal or things aren’t looking promising, then making a trade is a sensible route to take. Over at ESPN, they played GM when it comes to Metcalf trade offers. One of the teams that were involved was the Green Bay Packers.
Green Bay needs a top-flight receiver in the worst way. Their title window was opened up with Aaron Rodgers signing an extension with the team, but they need to replenish the weapons around him. Davante Adams was traded to the Las Vegas Raiders and Marquez Valdes-Scantling departed in free agency, signing with the Kansas City Chiefs. They lost more depth when Equanimeous St. Brown signed with the Chicago Bears.
It would make a lot of sense for the Packers to pursue Metcalf. Replacing Adams is virtually impossible to do, but Metcalf would be a great start. In the exercise at ESPN, the Packers offered a first and fourth-round pick, No. 28 and 132, in the 2022 NFL Draft for Metcalf.
While the person playing the Seahawks’ general manager declines the trade, the Packers are certainly on the right track with what it may take to get Metcalf. Seattle is certainly looking to get back two first-round picks or the equivalent of that, which is what they paid to acquire Jamal Adams.
Given the current situation at wide receiver in Green Bay, they should be willing to increase their price. Maybe including Jordan Love, a potential long-term answer at quarterback for Seattle would interest them. They need to try and pry DK Metcalf away as this offense, as currently constructed, isn’t good enough to compete for a championship even with the great Rodgers under center.