Green Bay Packers QB airs out frustration

 It's no secret that the Green Bay Packers haven't done as much as they possibly can to support their back-to-back MVP at QB in Aaron Rodgers, especially when they traded away his favourite target in the NFL's best wide receiver, Davante Adams. That has left Rodgers with Allen Lazard, Randall Cobb and Sammy Watkins as his top three receivers heading into the 2022 season, and while that may not seem like much from the outside, No. 12 seems happy with those three guys.

Unfortunately for Rodgers, beyond that, there has been a lot of sloppy play as of late, and it was Tuesday's practice against New Orleans where he finally decided to voice his frustration at the younger receivers on the Packers roster. There were plenty of drops for both Rodgers and backup Jordan Love during the joint practice, and while Rodgers made it clear he wasn't upset with the Watkins, Cobb or Lazard, who he considers a genuine #1 in the NFL, he was very critical of the younger guys.

"The young guys, especially young receivers, we've got to be way more consistent," Rodgers said. "A lot of drops, a lot of bad route decisions, running the wrong route. We've got to get better in that area." This is to be expected from younger guys, but Rodgers hasn't been gifted with top level receivers in recent years outside of Adams, so these young players are being forced into a tough situation that could ultimately become very fruitful for them. 

With just weeks before the NFL season begins, Rodgers needs this to change, as the Packers window with him at Quarterback is quickly closing before his eyes, and if the younger guys like Romeo Dubas, Amari Rodgers and Christian Watson can begin to step up and show consistency, he could get the best out of all of them.

Either way, the NFC North remains a winnable division for Rodgers and the Packers, even with inconsistent play, but if they want to step up and finally make another run through the postseason, they'll need to be at their best throughout the year.

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