Amidst the tanking ratings in the NFL, there was a trade in the league on Tuesday as reported on by Ian Rapoport. According to the NFL Insider’s tweet from very early on Tuesday morning “The #Packers have added depth at RB. They just traded for #KCChiefs RB Knile Davis, source said.”
Packers appear to be over-rated
The Green Bay Packers were among the Super Bowl favorites at the start of the season (ie. bet365). They do remain among the top favorites at this point in the season despite the fact that they are just 3-2 to date. Most recently the Packers dropped a 14-point decision to the Dallas Cowboys in a game that Green Bay hosted. With in-division rivals Minnesota still perfect at 5-0 Green Bay have a large deficit to make up against a quality team in the divisional race.
There are still plenty of weeks remaining in the NFL season, however an early outlook might make Green Bay only look like a Wild Card team. As 4th favorites in ante-post Super Bowl markets (ie. bet365 11/1) I think they could be called over-rated. I see the acquisition of Davis as more of a move to gain traction as opposed to an aggressive move to contend.