Time for Ted Thompson to Step Up

On October 29, 2015, in Uncategorized, by Stephen

Packers general manager Ted Thompson is very good at his job. One of the best in the NFL. But he’s not in the class of Packers Hall of Fame executive Ron Wolf.

Wolf, unlike Thompson, would go out and get a key veteran down the stretch to help push the Packers over the top. He did it with tight end Keith Jackson, wide receiver Andre Rison and offensive tackle Bruce Wilkerson.

Thompson won’t. He had a chance to get Marshawn Lynch and Randy Moss on the cheap, but he wouldn’t do it.

Now’s the time for Thompson to change. Green Bay needs a tight end who can go deep and be a big-play threat. The Packers don’t have one on their roster.

But the 49ers do – and they hardly use him. His name is Vernon Davis. The 49ers have soured on Davis. They likely would trade him for a middle round draft pick.

Davis is 31. He still has good football left. Twice he’s scored 13 touchdowns in a season. Twice he’s averaged 16.3 yards per catch. He was among the best tight ends up until just two seasons ago when the 49ers changed directions.

The Packers don’t have a deep threat with Jordy Nelson out for the year. Randall Cobb is having a down season often facing double-teams. Starting tight end Richard Rodgers has good hands, but is just a short yardage possession-type receiver.

Thompson needs to step out of his comfort zone and make a move. Davis can help Green Bay win the Super Bowl. Do you think a future middle round draft pick could do that?


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