3. Marquez Valdes-Scantling
One player who may have been hurt more by DeShone Kizer’s performance was Marquez Valdes-Scantling. Late in the second half, MVS badly beat his man for what should have been an easy touchdown. Kizer overthrew MVS, throwing a laser that if it had some more air under it, would have given MVS more time to use his speed to get under the pass.
There were other missed throws in MVS’ direction, but that one really sticks out. In what became a 31-0 shutout, the Packers could’ve had an easy seven points on that play.
MVS did finish as the Packers’ leading receiver with three catches for 43 yards, but will probably be best remembered in the game for the throw Kizer didn’t complete.
There is some good young talent for the the new coach, whoever he might be, to work with. Equanimeous St. Brown, MVS and Kumerow give the Packers three big, fast receivers to work with.
Alongside Davante Adams, the Packers’ future at the receiver position looks good. Although I wouldn’t be surprised if Brian Gutekunst learned from his predecessors and still tries to add even more talent through free agency or the draft.