3. Equanimeous St. Brown
One player who has suffered from off-target passes from Rodgers is Equanimeous St. Brown. Against the Cardinals, Rodgers had St Brown open deep on a play-action pass but threw behind him, allowing the defender to get a hand on the pass and it fell incomplete.
There have been a few more instances like this all season long. When given the chance to catch the ball, St. Brown has made the most of it and shown some YAC (yards after catch) ability while also showing ability to make the tough catch.
Much like Jackson, the Packers need to see what they have on St. Brown before the end of the season. Randall Cobb will be a free agent after this season and the Packers need to see if his replacement in the slot is on the roster.
Marquez Valdes-Scantling has shown enough promise on the outside to show he has a role going into next season. It’s time for St. Brown to do the same.
Joe Philbin will be coaching these next four games as an extended job interview, and figuring a way to get more out of St. Brown could be a good bullet point in his resume.
Also, any and all players will be auditioning for the next guy. We don’t know what type of system the next coach will run or player type he’ll be looking for, but having a six-foot-four receiver in the slot is an enticing option to game plan around.