The Packers said goodbye to All-Pro wide receiver Davante Adams during the offseason; a puzzling move by a team that's relied so much on him in past years. However, Aaron Rodgers is encouraged by what he's seen from Green Bay's new-look wide receivers unit.
With a week of training camp in the books, Rodgers likes what he's seen from the Packers' current wide receivers.
Obviously Green Bay doesn't have a clear-cut replacement for Adams. But Rodgers is confident Adams' production can be replicated by a number of guys this upcoming season.
"I like the guys that we got," Rodgers said Saturday on Training Camp: Back Together Saturday, via NFL.com. "Obviously not having Davante, who took the lion's share of the targets last year and had an incredible season, there's gonna be the same amount of balls and yards and touchdowns to go around. So now it's a matter of who's going to be in those situations to make those plays."
Interestingly enough, Aaron Rodgers has one guy in mind for the Packers' new WR1: Allen Lazard.
"Obviously, Allen Lazard is going to step into the No. 1 role," Rodgers added, "and I think it's going to be a very seamless transition for him as a primary blocker and kind of a niche guy for us, to get an opportunity to get more throws, be No. 1 in the progression more often."
Lazard has some big shoes to fill, but he's off to a nice start.
Rodgers and the Packers begin the 2022 campaign on Sept. 11 against the Minnesota Vikings.