This Packers-Colts Trade Features Standout Defensive Lineman

ESPN analysts are trying to warn the NFL about the Packers

The 2023 offseason will be known as the start of a new era for the Green Bay Packers. It will be remembered as the offseason when Aaron Rodgers was traded to the New York Jets.



That has been where almost all of the attention has been this offseason, as the Rodgers trade talk dominated headlines.



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But, with that being completed, attention could turn to the rest of the roster. Heading into OTAs, there are certainly a few areas of concern. Green Bay doesn’t have a great salary cap situation, which led to them being very quiet in free agency.

Only three players, long snapper Matt Orzech and safeties Jonathan Owens and Tarvarius Moore, were signed from other teams. Multiple key players, on both sides of the ball, departed this offseason.



That will open up opportunities for some of the young guys to step up into regular roles. On offense, the Packers are going to have the youngest set of wide receivers and tight ends in the NFL.



This Packers-Colts Trade Features Standout Defensive Lineman



Adding a veteran to those groups wouldn’t be the worst idea. But, arguably the biggest need on the team is along the defensive line. That is why Glover Stewart of the Indianapolis Colts was named a trade target for the Packers before the 2023 season by Alex Ballentine of Bleacher Report.

Stewart has been a solid player for the Colts but could be available on the trade market. He is entering the last season of his contract.

With a huge commitment already being made to DeForest Buckner, Stewart could be expandable. If Indianapolis doesn’t believe they will extend him, trading him for some assets makes sense.

This Packers-Colts Trade Features Standout Defensive Lineman

What could a trade between the Packers and Colts look like? Green Bay could offer Indianapolis a fourth-round pick and see if they bite. Clearing nearly $10 million more off their salary cap could be appealing and adding another draft pick in a rebuild is never frowned upon.

For the Packers, they would be getting a much-needed upgrade at defensive tackle. Jarran Reed and Dean Lowry both left in free agency, leaving a huge void at the position.

After being gashed for 5.0 yards per carry last season, Green Bay could use a player of Stewart’s caliber to put in the middle of their defensive line.

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The pass-rushing chops that he brings to the table would also be welcomed with open arms. Last season Stewart had a career-high 4.0 sacks and seven quarterback hits with nine tackles for loss. He can help offset the temporary loss of Rashan Gary, who is returning from a knee injury, with his pass rushing while stabilizing the interior of the line against the run.