If one were to ask any fan of the Green Bay Packers who the team’s leading wide receiver would be after four games, one would have likely received a variety of answers. Perhaps they would have answered Allen Lazard, who was widely expected to be the team’s number one wide receiver. Or maybe they would have said Sammy Watkins, who signed with the Packers as a free agent. As it turns out, it is neither of them. Nor is it rookie wide receiver Christian Watson, whom the Packers traded up to take in the 2022 NFL Draft. It is, in fact, rookie Romeo Doubs who is the Packers leader in almost every receiving category through four games.
Is Romeo Doubs the Packers Number One Wide Receiver?
As Zachary Jacobson of CBS Sports tweeted out today, Romeo Doubs currently leads the Green Bay Packers in receptions, targets, and is tied for the team lead in touchdown receptions.
Through four games, Romeo Doubs is the Packers’ leader in targets, catches, yards, YAC and he’s tied for the lead in touchdowns. pic.twitter.com/gzR0SafWSz
— zach jacobson (@itszacharyj) October 6, 2022
Of course, a big question is whether or not this will continue. Allen Lazard missed Week One, but otherwise has been a top target for Aaron Rodgers. Personally, I was surprised to see Robert Tonyan so high on this list. He has quietly been a bigger target in the offense than, perhaps, many of us have realized.
It is quite telling, though, that Doubs is not only the leader in targets, he is leader in targets by quite a large margin. His 24 targets on the season are seven more than the next closest pass catcher, Lazard, who has 17. As mentioned, Lazard missed Week One. Notably, the two players tied for third in targets on the Packers are not wide receivers: tight end Robert Tonyan and running back Aaron Jones.
This is, of course, what many expected to happen following the Davante Adams trade. That is, that Rodgers would be spreading out the ball to more receivers. This has certainly been the case, but the emergence of Romeo Doubs has been a pleasant surprise.