Since their ugly Week 1 loss, the Green Bay Packers have one of football’s hottest teams as they’ve won 6 games straight. That puts them at 6-1 and 2.5 games ahead of the Minnesota Vikings, the next closest team to them in the NFC North. Perhaps the test to see if the Packers are truly among the league’s elite comes this Thursday, as they will take on the Arizona Cardinals for a battle to see who takes the crown of the league’s best at midseason.

What’s been most impressive from the team over their current hot stretch has been the defense’s dominance, as they’ve given up an average of only 18 points per game without their two best defensive players – Jaire Alexander and Za’Darius Smith. Given that each of these two players are question marks as to whether they will return by season’s end, the Packers will likely need to look out for options on the market to bolster the depth chart as they seek one more Super Bowl before Aaron Rodgers leaves or retires (which could happen sooner rather than later).

Given Green Bay’s injury issues at receiver and difficulty stopping deep receiver groups, the most pressing areas of need are at wide receiver and cornerback. With that in mind, here are 2 trades the Packers must make before 2021’s trade deadline.