A lot of attention has been given to the wide receiver position for the Green Bay Packers this season and rightfully so. They took a major risk trading Davante Adams to the Las Vegas Raiders in the offseason and that move has not paid dividends.
Adams is having another strong season as Derek Carr’s No. 1 option in the passing game while the Packers have failed to adequately replace him. It would take a team effort to replicate the production of someone of his caliber, but to make matters worse, the Packers also allowed Marquez Valdes-Scantling to depart in free agency.
That is a lot of production to replace, putting the Packers’ offense in a tough spot. Even with Aaron Rodgers leading the offense they have sputtered as he has voiced his frustrations throughout the season with his teammates.
However, brighter days could be on the horizon. While things have been tough this season, the future looks to be very bright for the Packers. Their 2022 draft picks, second-rounder Christian Watson and fourth-rounder Romeo Doubs have both shown signs of being starting-caliber wide receivers.
In addition to them, an NFL scout that spoke to NFL Analysis Network revealed another addition that Green Bay must pursue in the offseason. Bringing in a reliable veteran would make a lot of sense and the scout believes Jarvis Landry of the New Orleans Saints would be the perfect target.
“The Packers have a lot to build around at wide receiver, despite the desperate situation the media sees them having. Both Christian Watson and Romeo Doubs are starting-caliber wideouts. All they need to do is bring in a guy like Jarvis Landry to be a sure-handed possession wideout this offseason and they’ll be just fine.”
Landry would fit in well between Watson and Doubs. While not a true dominant No. 1 option in the mold of Adams, Landry is more than capable of getting the job done as a possession receiver. He thrives doing the dirty work in the middle of the field on short and intermediate routes, something that the Packers need more of.
Watson is proving himself to be a playmaker, catching five touchdowns in the last two games. Rodgers is beginning to gain a lot of confidence in him after some early season struggles led to a few untimely drops.
Doubs was finding his footing and becoming a go-to option for Rodgers before an ankle injury sidelined him. He had at least five targets in five out of six games before getting hurt in the team’s Week 9 matchup against the Detroit Lions, which opened the door for Watson to start producing.
Watson and Doubs provide the Packers with a strong foundation at the wide receiver position to build upon. If they can fill out the rest of the depth chart with complementary players such as Landry, whoever is playing quarterback next season for Green Bay will be set up for success.