Time is running out for Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers.
Rodgers, the Packers’ all-world quarterback, turns 37 in December and is still searching for his second Super Bowl ring. Although Rodgers has said he wants to play into his 40s, the Packers would be wise to win another Super Bowl sooner rather than later.
To accomplish that feat, the Green Bay Packers should give Rodgers another receiver. Enter Kenny Stills, the Houston Texans’ veteran receiver.
Aaron Rodgers and the Packers need receiver help
When Aaron Rodgers eventually calls it quits, he could retire as one of the five best quarterbacks in NFL history.
Rodgers may not finish with the rings that Tom Brady or Joe Montana has, but Rodgers’ ball control and accuracy put him in his own unique territory. Through Week 8 of the 2020 season, Rodgers had 384 career touchdowns to 86 interceptions.
Rodgers hasn’t had a double-digit interception season since 2010, and he’s had six or fewer interceptions in each of the last four years.
Rodgers is doing all of that without consistent receiver help. Davante Adams, a three-time Pro Bowler, had 43 catches for 502 yards and seven touchdowns through the season’s first eight games.
Adams missed three games because of a hamstring injury.
The Green Bay Packers need more bodies at wide receiver, especially with the trade deadline rapidly approaching. A second standout receiver lining up opposite Adams would do wonders for the Packers’ Super Bowl hopes.
Houston could trade Kenny Stills soon
Kenny Stills has carved out a solid career after being a fifth-round pick of the New Orleans Saints in 2013.
Through Week 8 of the 2020 season, Stills has 309 career catches for 4,837 yards and 37 touchdowns in eight seasons. Since joining the Houston Texans in a 2019 trade, Stills has 50 catches for 699 yards and five scores in 20 games (five starts) for the Texans.
Stills only had 10 catches for 138 yards and a touchdown in the Texans’ first seven games this year.
An outspoken social activist, Stills’ dedication to following in Colin Kaepernick’s footsteps has made him a divisive figure.
As documented by Yahoo Sports, Stills called out Dolphins owner Stephen Ross for supporting President Donald Trump. Although Stills and Ross made up, the Dolphins traded the receiver to Houston a few weeks later.
Aaron Rodgers and Kenny Stills would be an intriguing duo
If Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers hope to reach the Super Bowl, they may want to add another receiving body.
Many of the usual suspects are unavailable. Antonio Brown signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Josh Gordon — who is always involved in trade rumors — is on the Seattle Seahawks and suspended indefinitely.
Enter Kenny Stills, who the Texans may choose to trade before the trade deadline. Stills is a free agent after the season, and his production has considerably dropped this season.
Green Bay likely won’t need to give up much for Stills, especially with the Texans desperate to add more draft capital. Stills doesn’t turn 29 until next April and could be the savior that Green Bay’s offense needs.
The Packers will have to move quickly, though. The trade deadline is Tuesday, November 3.