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The Packers Should Consider Signing Michael Gallup

The Dallas Cowboys made a salary cap-friendly move this offseason by releasing six-year wide receiver Michael Gallup. The former Colorado State star will now be looking for a new home after an interesting career with the Cowboys.

The Packers do not have a need at wide receiver. They have five wide receivers who all had their moments a season ago. However, Green Bay doesn’t have a single receiver that has more than two years of NFL experience. Why not go six deep and bring in a veteran big-play threat like Gallup? Here is why GM Brian Gutekunst should consider making the move:


Big-Play Potential

The Packers have plenty of big-play threats. Jayden Reed led the receivers in scrimmage yards (912) as a rookie and Christian Watson, despite health issues, has a career mark of 15.0 yards per reception. Those are just a couple of names that can make big-time plays in Green Bay. What’s one more big-play threat?

This is where Gallup could come in. The former All-American did record over 1,100 yards back in 2019 and has a career mark of 14.1 yards per reception. Remember, he did have to play behind Amari Cooper and CeeDee Lamb in Dallas. That is why he was more of a role player while playing for Jason Garrett and Mike McCarthy.


Where He’d Fit

The current Green Bay Packers wide receiver room is filled with role players. There isn’t exactly a No. 1 wide receiver in Green Bay. Romeo Doubs was tied for the team lead in receiving touchdowns (8). Jayden Reed led the team in receptions (73) and receiving yards (793). Christian Watson set a career-high with a mark of 15.1 yards per reception in 2023. Dontayvion Wicks was an underrated role player in big moments. Even Bo Melton came on strong for Green Bay at the end of the year too.

Gallup could fit in as another deep threat and slot wide receiver. He brings decent size (6-1, 200 pounds) and has playoff experience too (19 receptions for 286 yards and two touchdowns). Another role player that brings experience wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world for Matt LaFleur and Co. After all, Green Bay was the youngest team in the NFL last year. A one-year deal here has very low risk.


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