The Green Bay Packers were one game away from reaching Super Bowl LIV, so you'd think the organization would be as determined as ever to make assertive moves in free agency and the NFL Draft to put them over the top. General manager Brian Gutekunst has failed to do so, with a lackluster draft class sticking out as particularly unfortunate. Things only got more infuriating for Cheeseheads after head coach Matt LaFleur said the team lacked "explosive plays" last season, but did little to fix that problem.
So, we're going to do the hard work for the Packers and make quarterback Aaron Rodgers a happy camper. Right on cue, Green Bay should go ahead and sign veteran tight end Delanie Walker.
It's no secret that the Packers have had trouble finding a quality security blanket for Rodgers ever since Jermichael Finley left and eventually retired in 2015. Yes, Green Bay did see signings like Martellus Bennett and Jimmy Graham blow up in their faces, but desperate times call for desperate measures.
Walker hasn't played a full season since 2017 due to ankle issues, but his talent is just too much to pass up on. When healthy, he's a threat in the passing game, and can adequately block for the quarterback. Back in 2017 (his last injury-free season), Walker recorded 74 receptions for 807 yards and three touchdowns in Tennessee.
Most importantly, Walker has familiarity with LaFleur's offense due to the Packers sideline boss was his offensive coordinator for the Titans back in 2018. There's a fit, ladies and gentlemen!
When looking at the Packers' current depth chart, the names of Marcedes Lewis, Jace Sternberger, and Robert Tonyan just don't strike fear in the opposition. If this team is serious about adding explosive plays to their offense, then they should sign Walker to a low-risk, high-reward deal.
You're welcome, Packers. We'll be waiting for our check in the mail.