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Cheese Curds, 2/6: How will the Packers acquire their next big offensive weapon?

One prediction says it will be with a first round pick, while another sees a big name coming over in a trade.

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It’s clear that the Green Bay Packers will prioritize the acquisition of a dynamic offensive player this offseason. General manager Brian Gutekunst said as much two weeks ago in his season-ending press conference, noting that he tried to land one on the trade market before the deadline last fall.

But in the offseason, the avenues to bring such a player into the fold are much more numerous. From free agency to the NFL Draft to the trade market, there will be a number of exciting players who would surely love to pair up with Davante Adams to catch passes from a living legend in Aaron Rodgers.

But beyond what the Packers should do, the biggest question is how they will land that big playmaker. NFL experts from around the internet have different feelings on this, and therefore see different people being that new explosive Packers player. But whether you see a first-round draft pick filling that hole or a blockbuster trade, it’s a sure bet that the Packers will explore every possible method of bringing in someone to help the offense be more explosive in 2020.

Offseason predictions for all 32 NFL teams - Gurley trade, QBs on move | ESPN
ESPN's team writers presented a bold prediction for each team. This year's for the Packers is that they will draft a wide receiver in the first round.

Twenty bold (and not so bold) NFL predictions for 2020 – The Athletic (subscription required)
Here are some more bold predictions, which include the Raiders signing Tom Brady and trading for Stefon Diggs. But the big one here for Packers fans is the idea that Green Bay could acquire Odell Beckham, Jr. His contract is big, but not so big that his cap hit would cripple the team -- in fact, the team could make almost enough room for him just by releasing Jimmy Graham and Lane Taylor.

Making the case for and against Packers re-signing LB Blake Martinez | Packers Wire
As an experienced starter, Martinez was in the top five linebackers in the NFL in run stops. However, he also was among the worst linebackers in average depth of tackle and he gave up a completion rate over 80 percent in coverage. So what’s the highest number on a contract that you would be comfortable with him returning on?

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Meanwhile, the Packers' window is wide open right now, as one NFL analyst ranks them as the sixth-best team in terms of their chances to win a title in the next few years.

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Pete Dougherty, who made the argument for Butler's Hall of Fame election, explains why the Packers legend didn't get in. First, it was his first year as a finalist, and players who have waited a while for that status rarely get in right away. He also was the fourth of four safeties in the pecking order on this year's ballot, based on finalist status. Like most of us, however, Dougherty sees a clear case for Butler making it in, especially as a player with inferior numbers (Steve Atwater) made it in this year.

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Look for tight end Jace Sternberger to have a big breakout in 2020, as Wes Hodkiewicz explains in this week's mailbag.

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