The NFL trade deadline is right around the corner, and so far no moves have been made. The deadline is at 4:00pm today and many teams will be looking to try and improve in different ways. One team that I think will stay put is the Green Bay Packers.
General manager Ted Thompson has never been one to jump at the trade deadline. He believes that the Packers are built on their draft class and developing their young guys into franchise players. In his tenure as GM Thompson very rarely looks for a trade, and I don’t expect this year to be any different. However, there are a few guys out there that may be able to improve this Packers team.
Many trade rumors get put into play during this time of the season and as of now, guys such as Hakeem Nicks, Josh Gordon and Tony Gonzalez have been put out there as possible options to be traded from their respective teams. However, I don’t believe the Packers will make a move for any of those guys. There are injuries across the Packers offense, but with young players finally starting to come into their own I don’t think Thompson will make a drastic move.
Defensively, the Packers could use another pass rusher and possibly a safety. Players such as Jared Allen and Jairus Byrd have been tossed around as possible trade bait, and these are guys that really could improve the Packers defense. But, yet again, I don’t expect Thompson to make a huge bid for either of those two guys because the defense has played better of late and you can see major strides of improvement throughout the season.
There is less than an hour left for trades to be made. Some teams may be getting calls, but don’t expect the Packers to be one of the teams making any moves.