Jared Abbrederis couldn’t seem to catch a break early on in his career. Before the 2014 season, Abbrederis tore his ACL which wiped out his entire rookie season. He returned to training camp in 2015 but was sidelined for what felt like forever with a concussion.
After missing much of camp, Abbrederis came in and played admirably in the loss to Detroit. But guess what? You guessed it… he got hurt again.
But against the Lions, the second-year receiver showed he can play. That afternoon, he hauled in four passes for 57 yards and showed a lot of potential. His snap counts remained low on offense, but Abbrederis delivered when called upon.
He caught all three of his targets for 33 yards against Oakland, and then ran a crisp route to convert the two-point try against Washington in the playoffs.
In the divisional round against Arizona, Abbrederis finally got a shot. Cobb and Adams were hurt, which thrust Abbrederis and fellow 2014 draft choice Jeff Janis into the spotlight. Abby put together a calm performance under pressure with four catches for 55 yards. The stage clearly wasn’t too big for him.
He’ll have to fight for a spot on the roster next season, but Abbrederis looks a talented young player who can help the Packers moving forward. Staying healthy is the key.
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