Report: Packers planning a run at Austin Hooper

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It looks like Austin Hooper‘s going to a popular name in the NFC North when free agency opens next month.

Rob Demovsky of ESPN reports that the Packers plan to make a run at the tight end. That comes after another report that indicates the Bears have also targeted Hooper as a player they’d like to add to their offense.

The Packers had Jimmy Graham, Marcedes Lewis, Robert Tonyan and Jace Sternberger at tight end last season. Lewis is a free agent and there’s been speculation about the team moving on from Graham this offseason.

Hooper is hitting free agency off a season that saw him make the Pro Bowl after catching 75 passes for 787 yards and six touchdowns. The Falcons have already said that Hooper will be hitting the market and there figure to be teams other than the Bears and Packers interested in his services.

20 responses to “Report: Packers planning a run at Austin Hooper

  1. It makes sense for the Packers, who love to chase tight ends in free agency, but Hooper should know that Green Bay is where tight ends go to die.

  2. Cool.

    Still need 2 or 3 more legit WR, and maybe sign someone proven instead of drafting 4 more dudes in hopes of one sticking.

  3. Don’t know why he’d sign with the Bears. If the Pack dumps Graham’s overpaid dead weight, signing Hooper makes a lot of sense.

  4. Go to the Packers and get blamed by Rodgers for anything that goes wrong or go to the Bears and know it’s always the QB’s fault if anything goes wrong. Easy choice.

  5. Frazier28/7 says:
    February 28, 2020 at 2:02 pm
    I still don’t understand why they let Jared Cook walk.
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Me too. They guessed on his expiration date and were wrong. Way wrong.

  6. When it comes to veteran TE’s, you can count on the Packers making the wrong decision.

    Time after time….

  7. gtodriver says:
    February 28, 2020 at 4:24 pm
    When it comes to veteran TE’s, you can count on the Packers making the wrong decision.

    Time after time….
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    How about quarterbacks? How’s your three-year guarantee working out?

  8. cellarperformance says

    How about quarterbacks? How’s your three-year guarantee working out?
    ###

    He’s won just as many playoff games as your grossly overpaid QB since they both signed their new deals.

    He had winning seasons both years, too, unlike your $80 mil for a non winning season QB in 2018.

  9. cellarperformance says

    They guessed on his expiration date and were wrong. Way wrong.
    ###

    Reminds me of what they did with Favre. Dumped Favre for Rodgers and Farvre outplayed Rodgers for the next 2 seasons.

    The Packers went from 13 – 3 and the NFC Championship game to 6 – 10 the following season.

    Favre led the Jets toa better record then led the Vikings to the NFC Championship game and a sweep over the Packers…

  10. gtodriver says:
    February 28, 2020 at 5:53 pm
    cellarperformance says

    They guessed on his expiration date and were wrong. Way wrong.
    ###

    Reminds me of what they did with Favre. Dumped Favre for Rodgers and Farvre outplayed Rodgers for the next 2 seasons.

    The Packers went from 13 – 3 and the NFC Championship game to 6 – 10 the following season.

    Favre led the Jets toa better record then led the Vikings to the NFC Championship game and a sweep over the Packers

    @@@@@@@@222

    He won’t respond. The truth hurts jealous green and yellers.

  11. Favre had several good years left when the Vikings decided it made sense to have him play behind a sieve for an offensive line. If he had played four years instead of running for his life for two, he may have brought them a SuperBowl, or two.

    When it comes to offensive lines, you can count on the Vikings making the wrong decisions.

  12. gtodriver says:
    February 28, 2020 at 5:46
    He’s won just as many playoff games as your grossly overpaid QB since they both signed their new deals. He had winning seasons both years, too, unlike your $80 mil for a non winning season QB in 2018.
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    That’s the results you’re satisfied with? After sending the guy that took the Vikings to the NFCCG packing, and bringing in the “missing piece guarantee,” you’re satisfied with comparing him with an injured-season Rodgers? That makes you happy? That’s what you wanted? That’s what you hoped for and expected?

    You need to get a life.

  13. You realize Rodgers has been sacked more times in the past two years than Favre was in either of his seasons in MN. Therefore the Packers line must be a giant sieve as well.

  14. Provided these reports are true, it will come down to buck$$$ and who Austin prefers throwing him the rock — Mitch or Aaron.

  15. What an honor it would be for this young man to play for the most successful franchise in NFL history – the 13 time world champion Green Bay Packers.

  16. Favre’s career was ended prematurely because he chose to play in Minnesota. That’s on him. He should’ve known better, what with their longtime and historical reputation for putrid O-lines.

  17. The Packers had Jimmy Graham, Marcedes Lewis, Robert Tonyan and Jace Sternberger at tight end last season.

  18. Historically putrid – that’s just foolish to say. Recently yes, historically nope. McDaniel, Zimmerman, Yary, Tinglelhoff, Hutchinson – yeah learn football a little
    before you talk.

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