Aaron Rodgers Likes His Receivers Just Fine
Some people seem to be worried about the Green Bay Packers receiving corps, but quarterback Aaron Rodgers isn’t one of them.
The group will look somewhat different this season because Donald Driver retired and Greg Jennings signed with the Vikings. Rodgers could care less.
“I still like the guys we got,” said Rodgers. “We have a lot of talent at that position. I think Randall Cobb is a guy who could be a 100-plus-catch guy every year. James Jones led the league in touchdown receptions last year. (And) Jordy (Nelson) has had some real big years for us.”
Cobb enjoyed a breakout season in 2012, leading the Packers in catches and yards. Jones turned in career highs in catches and yards. Nelson missed four games in 2012, but was a 1,200 yard receiver in 2011.
So, yeah, we like the Packers receivers just fine too. The two guys that are gone hardly played at all in 2012 anyway. Jennings was injured most of the year and Driver only caught eight passes all season. So their production won’t exactly be missed.
It will be interesting to see how the rest of the group shapes up. The Packers carried seven receivers on the roster toward the end of last season if you count return man Jeremy Ross.
Ross probably makes the team as a returner and that leaves two or three spots for a bunch of guys to fight for. The leading candidates for those spots are seventh-round picks Kevin Dorsey and Charles Johnson and second-year player Jarrett Boykin, who made the team as an undrafted tryout player last season.
In the grand scheme of things, it probably doesn’t matter who the Packers receivers are as long as Rodgers is throwing the ball.