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Cheese Curds, 10/20: Will Packers be active as trade deadline approaches?

Green Bay could look to add, but one beat writer suggests that a much bigger deal could make some sense.

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The NFL’s trade deadline is approaching, coming up just two weeks from now, and speculation is starting to swirl about whether the Green Bay Packers will make any big moves. We at APC have discussed this a bit, with Tex and Justis on the Repack Podcast agreeing that defensive line or edge rusher should be a primary target if the Packers are to acquire any players.

But one prominent former Packer in the media thinks the Packers should make a big splash to acquire a receiver to complement Davante Adams, while a beat writer goes a bit more off-the-wall to suggest a deal that would have massive, long-term effects on the franchise.

The latter involves a certain backup quarterback, which would in turn have an impact on whether a certain three-time MVP might be more willing to stay beyond the upcoming season. Is that likely? Probably not. Is it possible? Anything is possible in today’s NFL, and if the Packers want to keep Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay well beyond 2021, that might be the way to get it done.

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