The Packers were reportedly eyeing Darren Waller, four other players ahead of the NFL trade deadline

One of the biggest surprises in the NFL trade deadline was the fact that the Green Bay Packers didn’t make a single move. With the Packers struggling due to attack at the moment, it looked like a lock that they had struck at least one deal.

Although they came empty, it wasn’t for lack of trying. Apparently, the Packers were eyeing several players in the lead up to the deadline. One of the most notable was Chase Claypool, but the Bears came and Steal it before the deal falls. CBS Sports NFL Insider Josina Anderson I mentioned earlier this week That in the hours before the deadline, the Packers had the best offer on the table.

according to Milwaukee Journal Ranger, the Packers actually offered a second-round selection to Claypool and seemed to have the inside track until the Bears also offered a second-round selection. To achieve the deal, the Bears had to give up their pick in the second round instead of Choose the second round they received From the crows in the Roquan Smith trade. Apparently, the Steelers were more willing to choose Chicago (over Green Bay’s) because they felt it would be higher in the 2023 NFL Draft.

Besides Claypool, the Packers also “checked in” on TJ Hockenson, according to Journal Sentinel. Hockenson has 395 yards and three touchdowns so far this year, which is more than packer driving the tight end Robert Tonian, who has 286 yards and one TD. Unfortunately for the Packers, they not only failed to strike a deal for Hockinson, but also with the Lions He ended up exchanging him for the 1st place team in NFC North In Minnesota Vikings.

Between Claypool and Hockenson, there were two players the Packers looked at who ended up going to a division competitor.

Three other players the Packers have talked about at least are Kadarius Tony and Jerry Judy. According to the Journal Sentinel, the Packers had a “brief but not serious discussion” about Judy and showed genuine interest in Tony before dealt with to the chiefs. According to NFL Media, Green Bay has also done a solid job at Raiders star Darren Waller, trying to get a dynamic tight end on the deadline. For Las Vegas, Waller was deemed too valuable to handle.

In the end, the packets came out with no one, and of course Aaron Rodgers was too He asked this week how he felt the team didn’t make any deals.

“That sent us a message that we have to play with the players we have and win with the players we have,” Rodgers said on Wednesday. “I think there is still a lot of confidence in the men in the locker room. I feel like we need to be healthy.”

Green Bay is certainly mired in the receiver at the moment with Christian Watson, Allen Lazard, Sammy Watkins and Randall Cope all dealing with injuries over the past few weeks. If these guys start to recover, Rodgers appears confident the 3-5 Packers can turn their season around.

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