The Green Bay Packers didn’t do themselves much justice this offseason. Instead of making moves to improve their offense or their rushing defense, general manager Brian Gutekunst opted to make draft selections that won’t make an impact until three years down the line at minimum.
But don’t worry, ESPN’s Field Yates has you Packers fans covered! In Yates’ latest piece, he suggests that the Packers trade cornerback Josh Jackson to the Denver Broncos in exchange for…corner Isaac Yiadom?
Yannick Ngakoue ➡️ Browns
A 49ers-Texans WR swap.
Examining five player-for-player trade ideas that would make sense for both sides (+). https://t.co/bKqOmTw9mp
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) June 25, 2020
So trading a struggling defensive back in exchange for another makes sense for both sides? We’re sorry, but that makes no sense.
After being selected in the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft, Jackson looked like he was destined to be an immediate impact player for Green Bay. In 16 games (10 starts), Jackson broke up 10 passes on 64 targets. But last year, Jackson dropped down the depth chart and became a rotational player. On seven targets, Jackson allowed six for 63 yards and a touchdown.
— Paul Bretl (@Paul_Bretl) June 25, 2020
As for Yiadom, the Broncos drafted the Boston College corner in the third round the same year as Jackson. Yiadom started strong in his rookie campaign, as he allowed 20 completions on 34 targets for 258 yards and three touchdowns. Last season, however, he was a detriment to the Broncos. To showcase how brutal Yiadom was, quarterbacks completed 70.4% of their passes when targeting him.
We can understand the Packers flipping Jackson with some draft capital for an impact player. But to flip him straight up for another corner who can’t stop the opposing receiver makes absolutely no sense.