NFL Rumors: Aaron Rodgers Weighs In On Deebo Samuel's Potential Trade To Packers

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The Green Bay Packers entered the NFL Draft with plenty of capital and some positions to fill. However, just when most analysts expected them to go with a wide receiver in the first round, they used their two picks on their defense.

Moreover, some questioned their desire to get a star wideout to fill in for Davante Adams' departure, as they failed to land Deebo Samuel, Marquise Brown, or A.J. Brown.

Other Teams Don't Want To Give Rodgers Help

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Even so, Rodgers doesn't blame the front office. Instead, he feels like other teams just don't want to trade with them and help them reinforce their offense:

“I think we’ve been in the mix with some of these guys. That’s what it seems like,” Rodgers said on The Pat McAfee Show. “Now, there’s not a lot of teams that probably want to trade receivers to Green Bay. I think we’re probably at the back of the line for a lot of these teams as far as our picks are usually late and nobody wants to trade in the (conference), a guy like Deebo (Samuel) probably."

The Packers Won't Want To Pay Him

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Also, the Packers got Adams' big contract off their books, so it's unlikely that they'd be interested in signing Samuel to the big extension he's looking for:

"At the same time, I think if you’re not going to pay Davante — obviously we traded him; he wanted to move on — but going out and paying another guy I don’t know if that makes a ton of sense," Rodgers added. "Now there are some veteran guys out there that I think could be possibilities, and also we have two picks in the second round tomorrow, and I’m sure there are some guys on the board that they probably like. Yeah, I feel like we’ve been in the mix, but does San Fran want to trade Deebo Samuel to us? Probably not.”

Packers Are Excited About Christian Watson

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The Packers will look to develop second-round pick, Christian Watson, instead. The speedster was one of the highest-ranked WR in the nation and HC Matt LaFleur was ecstatic to have him on board:

“We are excited about the talent they possess, and the potential for those guys,” LaFleur said. We’re going to push them hard, and hopefully they can pick it up quickly and we’ll implement them into our scheme.”

They'll Be Good To Go If Rodgers Is Healthy

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Needless to say, the Packers will be contenders for as long as Aaron Rodgers is under center, regardless of who's catching the football.

They play in one of the easiest divisions in the league and are guaranteed to clinch a postseason berth year in and year out. So, hopefully, their plan will turn out just fine even after losing one of the best wideouts in the world.