The Green Bay Packers are just days away from playing the Minnesota Vikings. This will mark the very first game of the 2022 NFL season. However, that doesn’t change the fact that the Packer are already dealing with Week 1 injuries. Unfortunately, to some star players as well. According to Matt Schneidman, Allen Lazard still isn’t practicing. That could spell trouble for a wide receiving corps that was relying on him to carry much of the “WR1 responsibilities” going into the season. With Sammy Watkins and Randall Cobb now vying for that spot, the Packers have been urged to sign a veteran pass catcher in Will Fuller.
Could The Packers Sign A Deep Threat Receiver?
The Packers signing veteran WR Will Fuller makes sense. As Alex Ballentine pointed out:
This signing has made sense for a long time, and there’s still time for it to materialize.
Aaron Rodgers throws one of the best deep balls in the game. When healthy, Will Fuller V is one of the best in the league at simply running past defenders and tracking down long throws. It’s a marriage that just makes sense.
The key term there, though, is “when healthy.” Teams are likely staying away from the 28-year-old at this point because of his lengthy injury history. He’s played fewer than 12 games in every season since 2017 and can’t seem to stay off the injury report.
Last year, he only played in two games before a broken thumb ended his season.
At this point, Will Fuller should come at a bargain price. It’s looking like he won’t be on a roster by Week 1.
In 2020, the Notre Dame product had 879 yards and eight touchdowns in 11 games and was one of Deshaun Watson’s favorite targets in Houston.
With the uncertainty surrounding the Packers receiving corps, Fuller is a low-cost option who could wind up being a huge addition if he stays healthy.
Will Fuller Has Been A Favorite Signing Of Mine For A While
Will Fuller has averaged a robust 14.7 yards per catch throughout his career. However, multiple issues have caused him to miss most of the 2020 and 2021 seasons. Fuller is the ultimate case of the boom-or-bust receiver. “Boom” in him being one of the league’s premier deep threats when he’s on the field. The “bust” comes from whether he sees the field at all.
He suffered a broken finger in early 2021, however has had seemingly no issues (health-wise) since. He also needs to prove he can still be ‘the guy’ for any team. The deep threat potential is there, and Aaron Rodgers would unleash it. A healthy Will Fuller signing could be the steal of 2022 free agency. He can certainly be THAT good, especially with the Week 1 injuries piling up.
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