Who Backfills Davante Adams?

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If I am a betting man, Aaron Rodgers wanted Marquez Valdes-Scantling back. Allen Lazard and Randall Cobb have been great in all of their loyalty and glory, but who does Aaron want? This whole scene is Aaron’s. He makes the rules, not the Green Bay Packers.

Lets look at whats currently in stock:

  • Allen Lazard
  • Marquez Valdes-Scantling
  • Randall Cobb
  • Malik Taylor
  • Amari Rodgers
  • Juwann Winfree

If I know Aaron Rodgers, which I don’t, he wants an experienced wide receiver, but not too old – like Aaron Rodgers old, but someone he can depend on to not make many mistakes and catch the ball.

Odell Beckham Jr.

The ACL tear will keep OBJ out for the beginning of the season, but with more than half a year of recovery time under his belt at season start, OBJ will be an appealing option for the Packers. Prior to landing with the Rams, Odell Beckham Jr. expressed interest in joining Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay. With the Rams inking Allen Robinson to a big contract and Robert Woods returning to the lineup, there may not be a enough balls to go around in Los Angeles. OBJ sitting at 4th and maybe even 5th on the depth chart (Kupp, Woods, Robinson, Jefferson) is not the ideal situation for the aging superstar.

Jarvis Landy

Jarvis Landry is a good option for the Green Bay Packers for several reasons, chief among them his durability. Since coming into the league in 2014, Jarvis Landry has played in 123 out of a possible 128 regular season games. Allen Lazard and Marquez Valdes-Scantling have missed more games since 2018. There is also the talent gap between Landry and the current Green bay receivers. Landry’s market value is estimated at $12 million per year. A bargain if his production under previous quarterbacks translates to the Aaron Rodgers scale. Meaning, Jarvis Landry would be even better as the #1 pass-catching option in Green Bay than he was anywhere else in his career.

A.J. Green

There may be a misconception of A.J. Green’s age. He is 33 years old, not 40, but he seems to be the forgotten man amongst the wide receiving free agent class. As the second, and at times third option – Green turned in a solid season in Arizona with the Cardinals. 54 receptions for 848 yards in 2021-2022. Green’s market value is estimated at $7 million per year. No longer a game-breaker receiver, Green could be the perfect possession receiver that Aaron Rodgers needs. Assuming the Packers can work out a way to bring MVS back, who is the game-breaking, long threat – Green would make a lot of sense on the opposite side.

Dede Westbrook

It may seem like an eternity, but Westbrook is only two seasons removed from being a productive, starting wideout in the NFL. Injuries have turned him into an afterthought, but Westbrook is someone worth taking a flyer on. Since 2018, DeDe has 143 receptions to only 9 drops. A fast, sure-handed, good route runner is worth heavy consideration. At 28, Westbrook is a younger Randall Cobb. What the Packers thought they were getting in Amari Rodgers; they could have with Westbrook. Adding his sure hands to the return game would solve a big special teams issue as well. Dual threat. An inexpensive 1-year deal would be a good fit.

Updated on 4/29/2022

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