Packers: Everything to play for at training camp for wide receivers

Green Bay Packers, Equanimeous St. Brown (Photo by Al Pereira/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Equanimeous St. Brown (Photo by Al Pereira/Getty Images) /

There will be competition at wide receiver when the Packers’ training camp begins.

There is a lot of uncertainty at the wide receiver position for the Green Bay Packers entering the 2020 season.

One benefit of that is the competition it brings at training camp.

Outside of Davante Adams, who is locked in as the Packers’ number one wide receiver, there’s everything to play for.

Wide receiver competition for Packers at training camp

New signing Devin Funchess and Allen Lazard will likely be the top two candidates for a starting job on the outside opposite Adams. Lazard’s performances earned him the number two role last season and now that he’s earned valuable reps with Aaron Rodgers, the Packers will be hoping he can push on in 2020.

Funchess has a lot to prove after missing most of last season due to injury. He was Green Bay’s one free-agent addition at wide receiver, and the team then decided not to draft a receiver in April. If Funchess can stay healthy, he’ll give Lazard competition for the number two job.

But we can’t rule out Equanimeous St. Brown, who returns from a missed season. A preseason injury kept him out for all of 2019, and the Packers missed him. EQ had some highlight-reel moments in his rookie season but will need to show more consistency in 2020 to earn more snaps. He’ll be one of the top players to watch at training camp.

Can Marquez Valdes-Scantling bounce back from a disappointing second half of the 2019 season? After starting fast, MVS barely made a catch down the stretch.

Jake Kumerow has received praise from Aaron Rodgers over the past couple of years, but he’s yet to put it all together in the regular season. Could he be a surprise at training camp and earn a bigger role in Matt LaFleur’s offense?

Another player to watch will be Reggie Begelton, a star in the CFL last season who was named Calgary Stampeders Most Outstanding Player. Begelton will be considered a long shot to even make the roster, but he could be a surprise at training camp.

The Packers didn’t make too many changes at wide receiver in the offseason, but the good news is there will be competition at training camp, and that’s never a bad thing.