Deebo Samuel trade partner No. 4: Green Bay Packers
After moving Davante Adams to the Raiders, the Packers are now without a clear-cut No. 1 weapon for quarterback Aaron Rodgers, whose own massive contract extension all but ensured Green Bay wouldn’t spend big-time money on Adams, Rodgers’ favorite target.
Now, a prime reason why the 49ers would have no interest trading Deebo Samuel to the Packers is because Green Bay might be one of the top obstacles head coach Kyle Shanahan and Co. have in the way of securing a conference championship. Even if the Packers aren’t quite as potent as they were a year ago, the Niners surely don’t want to make them better in the context of facing off against each other once more in the playoffs, this time with Samuel on the opposite side of the field.
However, with Green Bay’s Super Bowl window still modestly open and Samuel being affordable in 2022 before his would-be newly negotiated extension would hit, the Packers could go all-in on a trade.
With ammunition gained from the Raiders in the Adams deal, including a first- and a second-round pick, San Francisco could feasibly choose from five selections Green Bay has between Rounds 1 and 3. Perhaps more.
Unlikely, but still possible.