Aaron Rodgers is adjusting to life without superstar wide receiver Davante Adams and let’s just say he’s already reached his breaking point.
For the first time since losing Davante Adams this offseason, Rodgers expressed frustration with the group.
“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.”
Rodgers wasn’t directing his comments at the team’s veteran wide receivers like Allen Lazard, Randall Cobb or Sammy Watkins, instead was talking about the team’s new young wide receivers, he went on to say.. “You keep dropping the ball, you’re not going to be out there. It’s going to be the most reliable guys that are out there. The preparation and the job responsibility is most important. There’s going to be physical mistakes, like we’ve talked about, but if you’re going out there and dropping the ball and somebody else behind you is in the right spot all the time and catching the ball, that guy’s going to play.”
The Packers did activate Christian Watson, who the Packers drafted with the 34th overall pick.
“Christian, he’s going to be a work in progress,” Rodgers said. “It’s good to see him out there, good to get him through the walk-throughs. I told him I’m going to be testing him every single day in the reps that he’s in there to try and get him thinking about the right stuff when he’s out there, and then Bobby is itching to go. So it’s encouraging because — what do we got, four weeks till first game or so — I think all of them might have a legitimate opportunity to play.”
It’s clear — Rodgers has reached his breaking point with the WRs the Packers have brought in to try and replace Adams’ production.