Would a Trade With 49ers Be A Deal With The Devil?
Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. That’s what they say. Does the same apply for professional sports? The Green Bay Packers do not typically do trade deals with their NFC North rivals. In fact, I cannot remember a time when they did a deal with the Bears, Lions, or Vikings. Packers are also very unlikely to do a deal with a team that is also competing for a Super Bowl against them. They did do a deal with New Orleans a few years back. And they’ve done moves with Seattle too. But would Green Bay deal with San Francisco, the team that knocked them out of the playoffs?
Here’s the thing about the 49ers. They would like more draft picks. After getting the 13th pick for DeForsest Buckner, they have the 31st pick then nothing until round four. 49ers general manager John Lynch hopes to change that. He is offering the 13th pick, the 31st pick and a host of players from their Super Bowl team. Kwon Alexander, Jarriski Tartt, and Dee Ford are all available. Would there be any player that is worth the Packers moving up to 13th and trading with their new rival?
From talking to teams around the league 49ers want to clean up some cap issues and have made Dee Ford and Kwon Alexander along with Goodwin and Tartt available for trade. Will they get takers? Not sure but all four names are on the available list for the right price.
— Michael Lombardi (@mlombardiNFL) April 20, 2020
I’m not sure it’s worth it. Green Bay keeps the 30th pick, but they would likely lose their second-round pick. Could Ceedee Lamb be available and make my wildest dreams come true? Yes. Could one of the talented tackles fall and give the Packers their offensive linemen of the future? Yes. But to give San Francisco more draft capital seems stupid. I’m not sure there is one player in the draft that is worth the 13th pick to trade with your new rivals.
If anything, this should tell the Packers that they should consider moving down in this draft. If Niners believe this draft to be deep, Packers likely think the same thing. Brian Gutekunst is a savvy guy. He is not going to do something drastic like trading up 17 spots to benefit a team you’re chasing next season.