The Green Bay Packers have won five consecutive games. Here are three trades that the Packers can make to solidify their Super Bowl chances.
The Green Bay Packers entered the season with Super Bowl expectations, and they have looked like legitimate contenders through the first six weeks of the season.
Let’s break down three trades the Packers can make to further improve their roster.
3. Packers trade for Kyle Fuller
Cornerback is a position of need for the Packers. Jaire Alexander is on the IR with a shoulder injury, and Kevin King has missed multiple games this season. As a result, rookie Eric Stokes is leading Green Bay’s cornerback group in snaps. Adding a good veteran option for depth would be ideal.
Kyle Fuller has actually been linked to the Packers in the past. The Packers signed him to an offer sheet worth up to $56 million over four years in 2018. The offer was matched by the Bears.
The #Bears are matching the #Packers’ offer sheet for CB Kyle Fuller, sources said. Fuller stays.
It’s a 4-year deal worth $56M. The key number is $18M guaranteed. Fuller already had $13M guaranteed from the translation tag. For $5M more guaranteed, they get him long-term🔒💰
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 16, 2018
Fuller was drafted by the Bears in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft, and he had an excellent six-year run with them. In 2018, he was tied for the league-lead in interceptions with seven. After re-signing with the Bears, he was selected to his second straight Pro Bowl in 2019.
Fuller posted a career-low in interceptions (1) and a career-high in missed tackles (16) in 2020. In a surprising move, the Bears released him after the season. He then signed a one-year, $9.5 million deal with the Broncos.
Fuller started the first five games of the season for the Broncos, then he was benched. Fuller played only two defensive snaps against the Raiders in Week 6, and he did not see the field against the Browns on Thursday night.
Fuller is not far removed from being named to back-to-back Pro Bowls, and he is still only 29 years old.
The Broncos should be motivated to trade Fuller. He is on an expiring contract, and he is no longer part of their lineup. The Packers should be able to acquire him for a late-round pick.