The Green Bay Packers enter this offseason with a lot of questions. The biggest is what will happen with Aaron Rodgers but there are a lot of other ones as well. An area of need is the wide receiver position. While Romeo Doubs and Christian Watson are great, they need at least one more player to solidify the unit. Here are 3 free-agent wide receivers the Packers should target.
Smith-Schuster makes a lot of sense for the Green Bay Packers. He wouldn’t be very expensive to sign and would provide a lot of upside for the team. He is young at only 26 years old which means a multi-year deal isn’t too risky. This season, he has had the most receiving yards since his rookie season. Scouts have noted that he does best when he is more of a no. 2 option. In Green Bay, Watson has the makings of a WR1 meaning Smith-Schuster can take a back seat.
Jones will be 33 years old when he hits free agency but this shouldn’t scare teams away. He has only missed one game in the past three seasons. From a stat perspective, he has gone over 750 receiving yards in six out of the last seven seasons. Jones brings something more than just stats on the field. He has also been praised for his veteran leadership in the locker room something the Packers could use as a lot of their veterans are moving on or will not be resigning. He would also be fairly cheap to get and would not muck up the books for the team.
Meyers has steadily improved every year since entering the league in 2019. He is an interesting prospect because of the struggles that New England’s offense has had. Since Tom Brady left, the Patriots have struggled to find the right QB to lead a passing attack. The Packers could see Meyers as an untapped reservoir of potential that just needs the right QB in order to thrive. Again, Meyers doesn’t need to be WR1 and could work well as a second or third option in Green Bay. At only 26 years old, he could be a great option for the team.
Other Wide Receivers For The Green Bay Packers
The Packers have been rumored to be interested in DeAndre Hopkins from the Cardinals. It is unclear whether the Packers will pay the cost but Hopkins on the Packers would be amazing. He would be the clear no. 1 option and would solidify the group right away. Jarvis Landry is also an option in free agency. The Packers were rumored to desire him last season but he ended up signing with the Saints. They could use him in the slot role. The biggest question with him is health. He had an up-and-down season because he simply could not stay on the field.
Ultimately, no decision will be made on any players until they know what is happening with the QB position. An Aaron Rodgers decision looms but regardless, these are wide receivers that the Green Bay Packers could absolutely target.