Green Bay Packers didn’t get Amari Rodgers a play against Minnesota
Even atrocious wide receiver play by the Green Bay Packers couldn’t net their 2021 third-round draft pick a single snap against the Minnesota Vikings. The Packers’ wide receivers were awful Sunday. The teams leading receiver was running back A.J. Dillion. Yep, the Packers’ wide receivers were not trusted in the passing game.
Understandably, as quarterback Aaron Rodgers’ first pass attempt was to a wide-open rookie wide receiver, Christian Watson. Watson returned the favor by promptly dropping what would have been his first touchdown reception. Rodgers looked upset after the incompletion.
From there on, the Packers didn’t take as many shots to a young group of wide receivers that had been criticized in training camp for drops. The Packers were also missing their receiver, Allen Lazard, who was out with an injury. Even the poor play and lack of starting power didn’t get Amari Rodgers on the field.
The Packers don’t seem to trust Amari
Zach Jacobson of CBS Sports gave the snap counts for the Packers, and Amari wasn’t a Packer who got on the playing field. Sammy Watkins was playing his first game as a Packer and had only three receptions for 18 yards, yet he led the Packers in snap counts. It’s mind-boggling the Packers didn’t give Amari even one snap.
Packers WR snap counts in Minnesota:
Sammy Watkins — 41
Christian Watson — 40
Randall Cobb — 37
Romeo Doubs — 35
Juwann Winfree — 9
Amari Rodgers didn’t log a single offensive snap.
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But the Packers coaching staff did a few odd things on Sunday on offense and defense. Amari seems to have fallen out of favor with the Packers. Amari has taken snaps as a running back in practice. He had a terrible rookie campaign, but there’s no way this coaching staff can’t get him up to at least a rotational wide receiver with this group. The Packers’ wide receivers yesterday didn’t do much better on the stat line than Amari did on the sideline.