If a wide receiver comes available anywhere in the NFL, without fail, that wide receiver will immediately be connected to the Green Bay Packers. The never ending national narrative about Aaron Rodgers’ weapons feeds non stop speculation anytime a pass catcher gets put on the trading block.
Here we are again with Nelson Agholor.
Bleacher Report does a weekly top 10 big board of NFL players on the trade block bleacherreport It’s a great read, but unsurprisingly the first wide receiver on the list, Agholor, was connected to the Green Bay Packers.
There is an almost never ending list of reasons this should be a stay away. He might be in the final year of his deal but you’d be taking on a $22 million contract for a player that has been nothing short of average in his career. In addition there’d be no long-term future and even if it were a sixth or seventh round pick I would rather have the lottery ticket of one of those pics than a one year rental of a guy that wouldn’t be on the top of our depth chart.
You’d be adding a player into a wide receiver room that in no way shape or form stands out above your current veterans. And even if he does stand out against your rookies do you really want him taking time away from their development when you know there’s no real future with a guy like that?
The only way this team should make a move on a wide receiver this season is if that wide receiver has absolute number one potential. The Odell Beckham Jr. rumors are flying all over the place after his social media activity and Aaron Rodgers comments on the Pat McAfee show. That’s a conversation worth having. Anyone else doesn’t even remotely move the meter. Not Nelson Agholor. Not Kenny Golladay. Not DJ Moore. Let the young guys develop and the veterans do what they do. If you can get Beckam you shoot to the top of the Super Bowl contenders list. If not you have to believe these young guys are going to step up and make a huge difference. The team and the offense are heading the right direction and there’s no need to mess with that to add a non number one receiver to this team.