Packers Reportedly Have Trade Interest in Raiders’ TE Darren Waller

Darren Waller
Darren Waller. Photo by Mark Greenwood/IPS/Shutterstock

The Las Vegas Raiders have poached Green Bay Packers’ biggest offensive weapon earlier in the offseason by securing a trade for star wideout Davante Adams. Now, the Packers are reportedly looking to return the favor.

According to Aaron Nagler of the CheeseheadTV, the Packers are interested in trading for the Raiders tight end Darren Waller. Apparently, Green Bay already tried to include Waller in the Adams deal but faced major obstacles due to league rules about trades involving players on the unsigned franchise tag. Nagler adds that the trade would take place around the 2021 NFL Draft if the teams could come to an agreement.

While getting Waller would be great news for the Packers and ease a bit of pain caused by Adams’ departure for their fans, this doesn’t seem realistic. ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reports that there is “zero chance” of the Raiders entertaining a trade for their prized Pro Bowler.

Darren Waller is coming off a down year in 2021, having struggled with injuries and only making 55 catches for 665 yards and two touchdowns in 11 games. However, he had two 1,000+ receiving yards campaigns prior to that. This included a 2020 season where Waller led all tight ends in receptions with 107 while having 1,196 yards and nine TDs.

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