The trade deadline has now passed and the Green Bay Packers have not made any moves to try and save their 2022 season but why not?
The Packers are currently two games below .500 and are miles away the division leading Minnesota Vikings who currently boast a 6-1 record.
While there are many reasons for the Packers’ current 4 game losing streak such as bad offensive line performances and a poorly coached defense, many Packers fans point the lack of talent at the wide receiver position.
Losing Davante Adams was always going to be incredibly difficult to come back from as he was the main target for Rodgers to look for in his back to back MVP seasons in 2020 and 2021.
And while the team has made efforts to replace him when they drafted both Christian Watson and Romeo Doubs in the 2022 draft, however both have had shaky moments in the start to their rookie campaigns which is to be expected.
With the glaring need for an established number one receiver to be brought in many Packers fans where very disappointed when no one was brought in however the options were incredibly limited.
The team had been linked to Broncos records Jerry Jeudy however his the main negative with the third year wide out still experiencing drop issues we would’ve seen similar things to what Doubs and Watson have had this year so Jeudy is too similar to what the team has already.
Chase Claypool was also heavily linked with a move to the Packers and the team even made a concrete offer of a second round pick to the Steelers but that offer was matched by the Bears and they believe that pick will turn put more valuable so there’s nothing Brian Gutekunst can do about that.
After that only one name stood out and that was Brandin Cooks from the Houston Texans however this move is next to impossible with him being owed $18 million next year which is something the Packers just simply cannot afford.
Many Packers fans are obviously incredibly disappointed with Brian Gutekunst for not making a move at the deadline however it was to be expected as the Packers have always made their all In roster moves before the season starts.
The fact is that the big moves had already been made back in March when Aaron Rodgers penned his massive extension back in March.
The team also brought back De’Vondre Campbell and Preston Smith, so while people are frustrated at the front office currently it’s not like they haven’t tried because that simply wouldn’t be true.
With all that being said the 3-5 start is nowhere close to what the team was expecting heading into the season and it’s gonna take some serious improvements in all around performance to turn the season around.