Aaron Rodgers gets honest on Green Bay Packers chances of adding Deebo Samuel

The Packers need a wide receiver and Samuel wants out of San Francisco.

by Dzevad Mesic
Aaron Rodgers gets honest on Green Bay Packers chances of adding Deebo Samuel

Aaron Rodgers lost his favorite target Davante Adams this offseason and acknowledged that finding a replacement is easier said than done. For years, Rodgers and Adams were torching NFL defenses on Sunday. This offseason, Rodgers decided to return to the Green Bay Packers on a three-year deal.

Just when Packers fans started celebrating the Rodgers deal, they lost All-Pro wide receiver Adams. Adams wasn't the only name that left the Packers this offseason as wideout Marquez Valdes-Scantling signed with the Kansas City Chiefs.

Rodgers confirmed the Packers have been active in the market but noted landing a name via a trade is not easy for the Packers.

Rodgers: Do the San Francisco 49ers really want to trade Deebo Samuel to us?

Samuel, who earned his first All-Pro nod last season, requested a trade from the 49ers.

The Packers and Samuel make so much sense but it's not realistic to expect San Francisco to trade Samuel to their conference rivals. "There's not a lot of teams that probably want to trade receivers to Green Bay, so I think we're probably at the back of the line for a lot of these teams," Rodgers said, per ESPN.

"But at the same time, I think if you're not going to pay Davante -- obviously, we traded him, he wanted to move on -- but going out and paying another guy, I don't know if that makes a ton of sense ... I feel like we've been in the mix but does San Francisco really want to trade Deebo Samuel to us? "I'm sure Packer nation will be wondering why we didn't take a receiver or trade up but at this point, you've just got to have some faith in the organization and faith that whoever we bring in tomorrow and the rest of this draft, I'm going to put in the time to make it work with those guys and we're going to find a way in Matt's offense to be successful -- like we always have. "It's not going to be any different this year -- we're going to be in the mix."

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