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Should The Packers Try To Sign Mike Williams?

Matt LaFleur does not need any more wide receivers. He has five quality wide receivers at his and Jordan Love’s disposal. Romeo Doubs had a much improved sophomore season (59 catches for 674 yards and eight touchdowns). Christian Watson, despite battling injuries, was a great big-play threat for Love and the offense (15.1 yards per reception). Rookie Jayden Reed led the receivers in total yards (912). Dontayvion Wicks was very underrated as a fifth-round rookie (29 first down conversions). Even journeyman Bo Melton came on strong at the end (15 catches for 211 yards and a touchdown over final three regular season games).

So, it is very clear that Green Bay goes five deep at wide receiver, and there isn’t much of a need at the position.

But, what if Green Bay decided to go six deep at the position entering the 2024 season. What if they attempted to add one more piece to an already exciting offense. That piece could be free agent Mike Williams. After being cut by the Chargers last week, Williams is currently searching for a new home. What if he took a one-year deal from the Packers to prove himself and win a Super Bowl? Here is why the move would work:


Ability And Experience

Simply put, Williams is one of the best jump-ball receivers in football. The 29-year-old stands at 6-4 and weighs close to 220 pounds. He is one of the biggest receivers in the league. Imagine him in the red zone. Despite battling a few injury issues over the years, he was able to record over 1,000 yards twice with the Chargers in seven years. That is with him having to play behind Keenan Allen. He has a career mark of 15.6 yards per reception. In 2019, he recorded 1,001 receiving yards on just 49 receptions. That is mind-boggling. He averaged 20.1 yards per reception, which led the league that season.

Again, he is 29 and about to enter his eighth NFL season. The former national champion would bring plenty of experience and a different element to the youngest offense in the NFL.


How Could A Deal Work?

GM Brian Gutekunst would not give him a lengthy, multi-year deal. The Packers already have five receivers that do plenty of things very well. A one-year deal would be the only kind of deal that makes sense from Green Bay’s perspective. Williams’ injury history would also scare GM Brian Gutekunst a little bit. A one-year deal worth around $6 million seems like the maximum Green Bay would hand out.

One thing is for sure. If the Packers made this move, they’d have the deepest wide receiver core in football. No question about it.


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