Who is the No. 2 wide receiver?
Wide receiver has been arguably the focus of the Packers’ offseason, at least with us, the fans. Not so much the team. GM Brian Gutekunst largely avoided the position throughout the offseason and didn’t use a single draft pick on a wide receiver.
But the concerns from January remain the case now as mostly the same wide receiver corps returns for 2020. Free-agent addition Devin Funchess won’t be with the team this year as he opted out of the 2020 season.
It won’t be the exact same group, however. Third-year Equanimeous St. Brown returns from an injury that kept him out of all of last season. Green Bay also signed Reggie Begelton, who impressed in the CFL last year, and undrafted free agent Darrell Stewart. Will one of these receivers become this year’s Allen Lazard?
Speaking of Lazard, he should be considered the frontrunner for the number two job, especially now Funchess has opted out. But there will be competition from St. Brown and third-year Marquez Valdes-Scantling, who was expected to take on that role last season.
Outside of Davante Adams, this is an unproven and largely inexperienced group. Which young wide receiver will emerge as the number two option in the Packers’ passing game when training camp is complete?