The Green Bay Packers’ wide receiving corps is surely not the best in the league, but their star QB calling them out every week is not helping matters.
Jeremy Fowler of ESPN reported the criticism of the receivers “isn’t sitting well” given Aaron Rodgers’ decision to not attend voluntary offseason workouts.
“Some of the young wide receivers have been painted as scapegoats for the Packers’ problems, despite Aaron Rodgers’ absence during OTAs, which isn’t sitting well with some there,” Fowler wrote.
Rodgers previously said, “I think guys who are making too many mistakes shouldn’t be playing.”
The Green Bay offense has had zero chemistry on offense, with Rodgers going from back-to-back MVP to one of the worst starting quarterbacks in football. The QB currently sits 27th among starters in QBR, and his seven interceptions are already the most he’s had since 2016.
As of right now, no Pakcers wideout is currently on pace to top 1,000 receiving yards. Allen Lazard leads the team with 427 yards on 30 receptions. He is in his fifth season. Romeo Doubs and Christian Watson are rookies, and have been dealing with injuries. Even when they are out there, they have been largely inconsistent.
Rodgers turns 39 in December. Time is running out if it already hasn’t right now.