Why the Packers have waited out the free-agent wideout market
The Packers' lack of action in the wake of the Davante Adams trade has drawn some ire, but they deserve the benefit of the doubt when it comes to playing the free-agent market.
As the calendar turns to April, the Green Bay Packers still find themselves with glaring holes on offense. The front office, which two weeks ago sent away All-Pro Davante Adams in a landscape-shifting trade, has not added a free-agent wideout to restock the receiving corps.
Opinions on the Packers' lack of urgency on this matter can vary greatly. Certainly, the team doesn't need to have every question answered at this point in the year. The 2022 NFL Draft remains nearly four weeks away, and the next game of consequence doesn't kick off until September. Green Bay has ample opportunity to rebuild the receiving corps and give quarterback Aaron Rodgers time to develop chemistry with his new weapons.
Even so, the remaining time to address these concerns hasn't prevented a sizable segment of Packers fans from freaking out about the receiver position. The top free-agent pass catchers found their 2022 NFL homes long ago, and Rodgers' track record with young wideouts suggests that adding multiple rookies in the upcoming draft won't adequately fill the void left by Adams and fellow departing starter Marquez Valdes-Scantling.
But regardless of which side one falls on, the Packers' approach shouldn't come as a surprise. Rather than panic and scoop up the biggest name still available, they have decided to wait out the market and see where they can find value in the coming weeks and months.