Green Bay Packers Starting Offense Struggling

After letting his young receivers know they needed to be more consistent Tuesday, Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers didn't fare much better in yesterday's joint practices against the Saints. Just ask the Athletic's Matt Schneidmann:

The Packers wide receiver group has been under much scrutiny since the team traded away All-Pro Davante Adams and allowed Marquez Valdes-Scantling to depart in free agency. The hope was that rookies Christian Watson and Romeo Doubs might help to ease the transition. Evidently, there have been growing pains. Green Bay is running out of time for the 2022 NFL Draft's 34th and 132nd picks to step up if they want to avoid their offense regressing from last year's 10th overall points scored ranking.

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The Packers have a history of being somewhat slow to develop even their best receivers. Since Rodgers took over as starting quarterback in 2008, the Packers have drafted a trio of wide receivers who went on to Pro Bowls: Davante Adams, Jordy Nelson, and Randall Cobb. As exceptional as they all became, none exceeded 500 yards receiving as rookies, and each would wait until their fourth season to clear 1000. With Rodgers turning 39 in December, the Packers might not have the luxury of waiting around that long.

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