The Green Bay Packers’ offense is going to look drastically different in 2022. Losing your number one and two wide receiver on your depth chart will do that. Davante Adams is now catching passes from Derek Carr in Vegas. Marquez Valdes-Scantling is with Patrick Mahomes in Kansas City. That means that Allen Lazard and (likely) Sammy Watkins will be competing for that number one wide receiver spot. However, Green Bay’s offense figures to go much deeper than whoever lines up at WR1. LaFleur had a pretty telling comment regarding this year’s wide receiver room in Green Bay.
Matt Lafleur: ‘The Ball’s Gonna Get Spread Around’ in Packers Offense
Matt Schneidman posted on Twitter today that the Packers’ head coach has a plan for this offense.
PSA from Matt LaFleur to stay away from Packers WRs in fantasy:
"I don't think anybody's clear cut in front of the other guy. I think it's gonna be very much the ball's gonna get spread around and we're gonna try to feature different guys in different spots."
— Matt Schneidman (@mattschneidman) August 31, 2022
How many times have you heard of an offense not having a true number one receiver? Could Green Bay actually make that work this year? Does having a great defense and running back duo really help that much? These are all questions that will be asked all year long. Green Bay needed to make some major adjustments at the wide receiver position this off-season. They certainly made adjustments, but how major they were is yet to be seen.
Romeo Doubs and Christian Watson both look like they will have bright futures in the league, however, how much can they contribute year one remains to be seen. Sammy Watkins can be electric in this offense with Aaron Rodgers… as long as he can stay on the field. Randall Cobb is old reliable for Aaron Rodgers and someone he certainly trusts. Amari Rodgers and Samori Toure round out the six wide receivers that will be competing with Allen Lazard for that top spot.
What do these comments truly mean about the Packers current WRs?
A comment like this, where a head coach isn’t willing to commit to one person as the WR1 is either really good, or really bad. Green Bay has either seen so much potential from multiple guys that picking one to be the top option is impossible to do. On that same note, if we haven’t seen enough from the wide receiving group, LaFleur may also not want to commit to one guy over the rest. Either way I still think we are going to see Aaron Jones play a crucial role in the pass game this year. We will see all the stops pulled out in less than one week as week one is officially upon us!
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