The Green Bay Packers have had a memorable offseason when it comes to the wide receiver position. After the trade of Davante Adams and Marquez Valdes-Scantling signing with the Kansas City Chiefs, the wide receiving corps has the most new faces of any position group on the team. This is highlighted by the signing of Sammy Watkins and drafting of Christian Watson and Romeo Doubs.
With all of that being said, Aaron Rodgers has made it clear what he thinks of the number one wide receiver for the 2022 season.
“Excited about Randall [Cobb]. We’ve played a lot of football together. Excited about Sammy [Watkins]. Excited about Allen Lazard. He’s been our dirty-work guy for most of his career here, now he’s getting an opportunity to be a No. 1 receiver, so I’m not worried about him at all stepping into that role,” Rodgers said via The Athletic.
Rodgers has had nothing but praise for the Watkins signing so far, saying he is “100% on board with that signing.” We all know the relationship that Rodgers has with Allen Lazard and Randall Cobb. However, this does beg the question, who are the top competitors in Rodgers’ eyes after those three?
An obvious name on the list of Packers’ wide receivers is Christian Watson. Cobb will play in the slot, and Watkins may not play all 17 games. Watson must be ready to contribute when his name is called.
Amari Rodgers is another name to watch. Coincidentally, Cobb may also not play all 17 games. If Amari Rodgers takes the leap in his second season, he could play a vital role out of the slot. Lastly, Romeo Doubs has to be in consideration to make an impact this year. He has been performing well during OTAs and serving as a punt returner.