Aaron Rodgers could have used any number of former Packers WRs
Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers offense had a disastrous start to their 2022 campaign. The wide receivers were uniquely bad Sunday in the Packers’ 23-7 loss to the Minnesota Vikings. One wonders at what point Rodgers first wanted to have one of his former Packers wide receivers back on the roster. Packers wide receivers had chances to make big plays but failed to execute.
Christian Watson’s drop on the Packers’ opening drive is one play that stands out. It was an inexcusable drop by the rookie after the defense had just given up an opening touchdown. The drive failed, and the Packers could never get back into the game.
Packers receivers would not catch a single receiving touchdown Sunday. Running back A.J. Dillion finished with the most (46) receiving yards. It had been hinted since the preseason that running backs would be getting the bulk of the team’s passes as the receivers struggled to catch the ball.
Ex-Packers wide receivers had better days
The Packers missed a few of their wide receivers against the Vikings. It seemed pretty immediately so as after the game, Rodgers’ comments to Vikings receiver Justin Jefferson felt like receiver envy. 2021 Former Packers wide receivers Davante Adams, Equanimeous St. Brown, and Marquez Valdes-Scantling all had better days than the current Packers receiving group. Adams and St. Brown would each finish with a touchdown.
Sharing some numbers from today’s games:
🏈 Davante Adams — 1 TD
🏈 Equanimeous St. Brown — 1 TD
🏈 Packers WRs — 0 TD
— Bleacher Nation Bears (@BN_Bears) September 12, 2022
MVS also had more yards than any GB WR
— Nate Flint (@Nate_Flint) September 12, 2022
Yikes… Valdes-Scantling finished with 44-receiving yards for the Kansas City Chiefs. More than any other Packer wide receiver had on Sunday.
Packers need a lot of work at wide receiver
The Packers were without their best wide receiver, Allen Lazard, Sunday. That’s no excuse for how the current crop performed against the Vikings. The Schedule for the Packers will continue to be a challenge for the rest of the season. These wide receivers need to figure out how to receive a pass and get downfield in a hurry, or single-digit final scores will become commonplace on the tombstone of the 2022 Packers.
Using this article’s logic, then Try Montgomery (another former Packer), DeAndre Carter, and Dante Pettis are all better than the current Packer receivers because they all had Week 1 touchdowns too. Can we extend that logic further and conclude that these WRs are better than CeeDee Lamb since he didn’t score a TD?