If we’ve learned anything in the NFL, it’s that business is unpredictable. Trades can materialize out of nowhere and happen with the most unexpected of players and teams. That’s why I dove deep into all the potential trade candidates for the Green Bay Packers heading into the NFL Trade Deadline.
The debate rages about whether Green Bay should be a buyer or seller at the deadline. They’re not anywhere close to competing for a Super Bowl this season, but could make a move to bolster their roster for the future. We’ve seen several players get traded already for a mere swap of late-round picks.
If the Packers want to become sellers, there could be a couple of guys other teams would be interested in. Veterans Rasul Douglas and Preston Smith are two that come to mind. However, getting rid of the only vets on your team can have negative consequences regarding mentoring and teaching young players.
Here are all 27 players who the Green Bay Packers could possibly think to trade for heading into the 2023 NFL Trade Deadline.
We’ll find out soon enough what the Packers will do. It’s most likely they’ll stand pat and not make a move. Despite the flurry of recent trades, the NFL trade deadline usually passes in an uneventful way, unlike other leagues such as the NBA. General manager Brian Gutekunst has always been diligent in trying to find potential trades, but his team is in a more difficult position this year.
With all of that in mind, we want to minimize surprises. I compiled a list of all the potential trade targets, no matter how small or big of a chance the Packers have at acquiring them.
As recently as Sunday, Jay Glazer reported the Packers are in the market for a running back. Aaron Jones has been battling an injury, and they could look to adjust his contract next season. AJ Dillon is an unrestricted free agent after this season and has been disappointing. That seems like a good place to start.
- Derrick Henry, Tennesse Titans
- D’Onta Foreman, Chicago Bears
- Michael Carter, New York Jets
- Rashaad Penny, Philadelphia Eagles
- Isaiah Spiller, Los Angeles Chargers
- D’Ernest Johnson, Jacksonville Jaguars
- Antonio Gibson, Washington Commanders
- Jerry Jeudy, Denver Broncos
- Darnell Mooney, Chicago Bears
- Garett Bolles, Denver Broncos
- Joseph Noteboom, Los Angeles Rams
- Kelvin Beachum, Arizona Cardinals
- Lucas Nieng, Kansas City Chiefs
Interior Offensive Line
- Cody Whitehair, Chicago Bears
- Ezra Cleveland, Minnesota Vikings
- Michael Onwenu, New England Patriots
- Jack Driscoll, Philadelphia Eagles
- Ben Bartich, Jacksonville Jaguars
- Mark Glowinski, New York Giants
- Nick Harris, Cleveland Browns
Interior Defensive Line
- D.J. Jones, Denver Broncos
- Bilal Nichols, Las Vegas Raiders
- Budda Baker, Arizona Cardinals
- Justin Simmons, Denver Broncos
- Jeremy Chinn, Carolina Panthers
- Bobby McCain, New York Giants
- Ashtyn Davis, New York Jets