The Green Bay Packers could use a veteran pass-catcher in the locker room next season and can probably afford to part with one prominent offensive lineman.
Such is the premise for a trade proposal that would swap Green Bay’s starting offensive guard Jon Runyan Jr. for wide receiver Hunter Renfrow from the Las Vegas Raiders. The pitch originated with Jonathan Delray of Bleacher Report who last weekend explored hypothetical deals that would make sense for the Packers ahead of training camp.
“Hunter Renfrow could be a worthwhile addition,” Delray said. “In 2022, of course, we know the Raiders made this world of changes and Renfrow didn’t exactly do well with it. He played in only 10 games, he was injury-hampered all year … just not the same guy. And rumors have persisted that he’s going to be a post-June 1 trade [candidate].”
“The Raiders are looking specifically for a right guard. [Runyan] is entering the last year of his contract,” Delray continued. “[The Packers] have been continuing to talk about Zach Tom even more being an interior lineman, that he’s going to compete at center, right guard and right tackle — wherever [he] can fit in for their best five. So if you want to ship off Jon Runyan to the Raiders, it’s possible.”
Zach Tom Allows Packers to Trade Jon Runyan for Hunter Renfrow
The swap wouldn’t be Runyan for Renfrow straight up, as Delray explained. Green Bay would likely need to include an asset in the neighborhood of a fourth-round draft pick in 2024 to make it worth the Raiders’ while.
On the flip side, Las Vegas would probably need to send the Packers a couple million dollars for the deal to make sense. Renfrow will carry a cap hit of roughly $11 million for Green Bay next season should the franchise acquire him. The 27-year-old wide receiver is entering the final season of a two-year contract worth north of $32.3 million in total.
The deal makes sense on paper, after Tom appeared in nine games and garnered five starts during his rookie campaign. The 2022 fourth-round pick played every position except center and was one of …read more