Aaron Rodgers’ wide receivers didn’t do him any favors — minus Davante Adams of course.
Rodgers won MVP in 2020 with a surreal stat line, throwing for 4,299 yards, 48 touchdowns and only five interceptions. That alone is impressive, but several factors make Rodgers’ season even more ridiculous. Heck, the stats don’t lie.
As previously mentioned, Adams is a Pro Bowl-level wideout. He should not be included in this obvious critique. Yet, the Packers opted not to give Rodgers an extra weapon in the offseason, forcing him to throw regularly to the likes of Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Allen Lazard as a No. 2 threat. Devin Funchess, who Green Bay signed last offseason, did not play in 2020.
So, as productive and elite as Rodgers was in his age-37 season, he could be even better if the Packers provide what they should’ve given him in the first place — another reliable weapon at the wide receiver position.
Will the Packers draft a wide receiver this April?
Green Bay has a number of roster holes for a team that made it to the NFC Championship for the second year in a row. Still, wide receiver can be considered an area of weakness depth-wise. Expect the Packers to select and develop a wide receiver, whether that be in the second or third round.
It’s far too early to say the Packers blew it with their first-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, as we saw very little of Jordan Love in his rookie season. Love didn’t even suit up as a reliable backup to Rodgers in the latter half of the campaign. Brian Gutekunst selected the Utah State product as a long-term project, and that’s a challenge Matt LaFleur has agreed to undertake so the Packers are ready to replace Rodgers when the time comes.
This offseason, however, the Packers should focus more on their present needs, rather than their future omissions.