There is no denying the Green Bay Packers’ severe lack of wide receiver this year. In Week 1, along with veterans Sammy Watkins and Randall Cobb, two rookies saw more playing time: Christian Watson and Romeo Doubs.
Amari Rodgers, a second-year wide receiver, was not taken into account. Despite returning kicks, the team’s third-round pick in 2021 saw no offensive snaps.
On Wednesday, a reporter asked Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers how Amari Rodgers fits into the team’s offense. “Yeah, he’s returning for us now. That’s all I got on that,” Rodgers said.
That may sound awfully harsh, but the video of Rodgers’ reply somehow makes it seem even harsher;
— Matt Schneidman (@mattschneidman) September 14, 2022
The four-time MVP’s remarks make it evident that Amari Rodgers is either in the doghouse or, at the very least, where Green Bay locals keep their puppies to keep them from freezing in the frigid tundra. That is a shocking decline in fortune for a wide receiver the team selected out of Clemson in the third round (85th overall) of the previous campaign. In 2021, Rodgers played relatively irregularly, recording just four receptions for 45 yards.
Fans of the Packers were aware of the star quarterback’s candid assessment of his teammate.