The NFL trading deadline has come and gone, and the Green Bay Packers made no moves.
While some other teams, such as the Philadelphia Eagles, San Francisco 49ers and Miami Dolphins pulled off trades to strengthen their chances of reaching or winning the Super Bowl, the Packers decided to stand pat.
They could’ve really used some help, as they hold a dismal 3-5 record, and their offense ranks toward the bottom of the league in several key categories.
In addition, none of their wide receivers have topped the 350-yard mark, and only one of them – Allen Lazard – even has as many as 300 yards on the season.
Quarterback Aaron Rodgers needs help, lest the Packers waste one of his final productive years.
There is only one man left who could help, and that man is Odell Beckham Jr.
Nine months after injuring his ACL during the Los Angeles Rams’ Super Bowl win, he remains unsigned, and he has made it clear that he would like to play for a contender.
The Packers surely aren’t anything close to a contender, but Beckham could give Rodgers the type of reliable weapon he has lacked ever since Davante Adams headed west to the Las Vegas Raiders.
A few weeks ago I reported Odell Beckham Jr. likely wouldn't sign until after the trade deadline.
The teams I was told to watch in pursuit of him included the Bills, Chiefs, Rams, Ravens and Packers.
The NFL trade deadline has now passed. Beckham watch is front and center.
— Matt Verderame (@MattVerderame) November 1, 2022
Beckham Could Give Rodgers A Respite From A Tough Season
If Beckham still has even 70-80 percent of the speed he used to possess before both of his ACL injuries, he could help the Packers stretch opposing teams’ secondaries vertically and allow Rodgers to go long with confidence again.
By giving Green Bay that type of vertical threat, he could also make things easier for the team’s other receivers.