With all the insanity floating around about the A.J. Hawk for Marshawn Lynch trade rumor it seems pretty much a given that if the dream has wheels, the Packers, or the Bills for that matter, would never pull the trigger before an upcoming match against each other. However, if you want to forecast the possible odds for a trade, watch Brandon Jackson.
And hope he has a GREAT day.
If there is any truth to the trade rumor, I think you will know right away by how the Packers utilize Jackson. If the Packers are indeed interested in trading with the Bills, I expect them to come and almost go out of their way to try and get number 32 a monster day.
It no secret that the rest of the league is looking as the Packers as buyers right now in any Hawk for running back type scenario. This perceived need, and the way Ted Thompson does business don't mesh at all. However, if Brandon Jackson were to have an overly impressive outing that perception of need would certainly change a bit. Then, perhaps the chips would fall a little more to Ted's liking.
If the Packers are indeed looking for a running back in any kind of trade scenario, expect Jackson to get the ball early and often, and if he has early success, expect a heavy workload the entire game.
The best thing for the Packers, and for the insane fans hollering for a trade, is for Brandon Jackson to tear it up.
I think you'll know right away if the Packers are thinking the same thing.