3. Giving back a tight end
This trade would be irony at its finest being the Packers just signed former Seahawks tight end Jimmy Graham this past March. The Packers also signed Marcedes Lewis on top of that, making the tight end position one of the deepest positions on the roster.
The Packers could ship Lance Kendricks, a 2019 second-round pick and a 2019 sixth-round pick to Seattle in exchange for Earl Thomas. This trade wouldn’t hurt the Packers because Kendricks would be the odd man out at the tight end position anyway given the depth ahead of him.
Seattle lost both Graham and Luke Willson in free agency and it left them with low-end draft picks and undrafted free agents at the tight end spot. They recently signed Ed Dickson to be their top threat at the position and could solidify it with a trade for Kendricks. Kendricks offers good value as a No. two tight end Ed Dickson because there is no real other threat behind Dickson on the roster. Kendricks would add veteran experience and would add another weapon for Russell Wilson that he desperately needs.
No one should expect him to come out and put up huge numbers in the Seattle offense, but they do seem to use the tight ends quite a bit. With Kendricks possibly adding depth and Green Bay adding in a second-round pick, it could make this deal happen. Especially since John Schneider is in full-fledged rebuild mode for the team.
On a scale of 1 to 10, what is the possibility of this trade happening? I give it a five because of the need to get more draft picks to rebuild and Kendricks would add depth to a weak position.