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CBS Sports Predicts Packers Make Huge Free Agent Acquisition

Jason Schandl
CBS predicts the Green Bay Packers will make a massive splash with a big-name free agent acquisition in 2020.
CBS predicts the Green Bay Packers will make a massive splash with a big-name free agent acquisition in 2020. / Dylan Buell/Getty Images

Green Bay Packers fans are frustrated, and it's hard to blame them. With Aaron Rodgers likely nearing the end of his prime, the front office has done almost nothing to improve his supporting cast this offseason, instead opting to bring in a potential replacement in Jordan Love.

Well CBS Sports thinks there's still time to rectify that situation, and one of their bold predictions for the Packers in 2020 is that they will sign former All-Pro wide receiver Antonio Brown.

If any team signs Brown, he will have to serve an eight-game suspension. This means the Packers wouldn't have Brown in the lineup until Week 9's meeting with the Jacksonville Jaguars, at the earliest.

Even then, there's no telling what kind of shape Brown would be in, or whether he'd be able to stay out of off-field trouble for long enough to contribute to a potential playoff run.

Of course, if everything played out smoothly, Brown would arguably be the best wide receiver Rodgers has ever played with. Brown was a first-team All-Pro in four consecutive seasons from 2014 to 2017, leading the NFL in receptions twice and in receiving yards twice in that time. He caught at least 100 passes every year from 2013 to 2018 before playing just one game in 2019.

Signing Brown would surely be a controversial move that would draw plenty of mixed reactions from Packers fans. If the team wants to keep Rodgers happy and maximize their chances at a Super Bowl in 2020, however, a drastic move like that may be necessary.

FanDuel Sportsbook gives the Packers just +3100 odds to win the Super Bowl in 2020 — the 15th best in the NFL.

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