Packers: Matt LaFleur has high hopes for Amari Rodgers
By Parker Moes
Early Friday morning, Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur made himself available to the media after the team’s training camp practice.
One of the players he spoke about was rookie wide receiver Amari Rodgers.
He has very high hopes for Rodgers and getting him involved in the offense.
“Amari’s been around the game for a long time”, LaFleur said. “You can tell he’s a coach’s kid, he’s got a great feel and sense of what’s going on. He really works at it, he studies really hard. We’ve thrown a lot at him.”
“I’m excited about where he could go. We’ve got a very very very competitive [wide receiver] room so it’s going to be fun to come up with different packages for these guys and try to put all those guys in that room in the best position possible to go out there and help our football team.”
Rodgers, who was drafted in the third round out of Clemson, has admired Randall Cobb, whom is now on the roster due to a trade. Having Cobb there as a mentor for him will help to mold him into the star player he has shown to be while at Clemson.
The advancement of the offense under LaFleur will only help to blossom Rodgers’ overall skillset as both a receiver and gadget guy. It’s going to be interesting to see what happens within these next few weeks as far as the development of Rodgers goes. He can have a very significant positive impact on the offense as a whole due to his speed, quickness, and shiftiness in the open field as a receiver and returner.
Rodgers himself had said back in March that he envisioned himself being drafted by the Packers. Now that it’s come to fruition, he’s going to make the most of the opportunity. His offensive skillset combined with his elite speed in the open field makes him a definitive and dangerous threat.
With Clemson, he proved he can perform at the highest level in the biggest moments. With it being only a couple weeks into camp, he’s already caught the attention of his teammates and coaches in Green Bay.
Now it’s time to impress the fans, starting Saturday at Lambeau Field for Packers Family Night.