3 new Aaron Rodgers targets Packers can sign with remaining cap space

3 new Aaron Rodgers targets Packers can sign with remaining cap space

April 4, 2022

Jan 3, 2022; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Cleveland Browns running back Jarvis Landry (80) gains six yards against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the first quarter at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Philip G. Pavely-USA TODAY Sports

With the Packers’ loss of Davante Adams, the offense is now in need of playmakers to help fill the void. While the initial waves of free agency are over, there are still weapons available.

In what is likely the wildest NFL offseason in league history, the Packers themselves had quite the rollercoaster. When back-to-back MVP quarterback Aaron Rodgers announced his return to the team, all was looking good for the team to return to total dominance in the NFC.

Then, the Packers stunned the league by trading their All-Pro receiver Davante Adams to the Las Vegas Raiders for a pair of early draft picks. This move sent shockwaves throughout the league and left Packers fans wondering what was next.

With the Packers now owning two first-round selections in this year’s draft, they’re primed to select a receiver early in the draft if they wanted to. However, there are still plenty of free agent weapons out there.

Three targets the Packers can sign to add more firepower to the offense

3. Jarvis Landry

When Jarvis Landry was granted his release from the Cleveland Browns, he immediately had interest from teams, which is obvious given the type of player and teammate he is. Teams such as the Chiefs and the Saints were reportedly interested in him in mid-March, according to ESPN. Many expected him to have a job by this point in the offseason.

The Packers, after losing Adams as well as Marquez Valdes-Scantling to Kansas City, could use a guy like Landry. Landry has proven to be a high-volume type of target. His career high in receptions in a season came in 2017, where he caught 112-of-161 targets for 987 yards and nine scores. While he isn’t necessarily capable of being a true No. 1 anymore, Landry provides that hard nosed, moving the chains type of receiver that the Packers now lack.

Landry would be an instant favorite for Rodgers and be a significant upgrade over Randall Cobb. The question is: how much money is Landry demanding? Don’t expect Green Bay to pay Landry like a No. 1 receiver, but if the money is right, Landry should absolutely be in play for the Packers.