Obviously the Green Bay Packers have had a ton of turnover this off-season. From pass rusher to wide receivers to even offensive line. The 2022 Packers will look a lot different than the 2021 squad. After the trade of Davante Adams, and Marquez Valdes-Scantling signing with the Chiefs, the wide receiving corps has the most new faces of any position group. This highlighted by the signing of Sammy Watkins and drafting of Christian Watson and Romeo Doubs. With all of that being said, the cost of the entire Packers wide receiving corps is eye opening.
Projected Salary Cap For Entire Packers Wide Receiving Corps
While we don’t know who will be on the final roster week one, we can make an educated guess.
- WR Allen Lazard: $3.98M
- WR Christian Watson: $1.0M (Projected)
- WR Romeo Doubs: $875k
- WR Sammy Watkins: $1.8M
- WR Randall Cobb: $4.2M
- WR Amari Rodgers: $1.1M
- Total Wide Receiving Corps Cap Hit (Projected): $12.95M
Obviously things can change, but as we sit today the Packers projected starting six wide receivers will make $3M dollars more than Marquez Valdes-Scantling will in 2022. Davante Adams will have a cap hit of more than $28M. While it can be acknowledged that the talent level dropped off a bit from last year to this one, if Aaron Rodgers can make this wide receiving corps work, it is going to be a bargain.
Who Are The Other WRs That Could Make The Roster?
Barring any free agent signings, there are only a few other names to watch. Juwann Winfree ($895k), Malik Taylor (895k), and Samori Toure ($725k) are all outside candidates to join the 53 man roster. None of which would move the needle too much on the wide receiver cap hit for the 2022 season.
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