3 Packers who have offered almost nothing to the team in 2021

Green Bay Packers, Amari Rodgers (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
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Green Bay Packers, Amari Rodgers
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Amari Rodgers

It’s been a tough start to life in the NFL for wide receiver Amari Rodgers, the Packers’ third-round pick back in April. With good depth at the position, it always seemed Rodgers’ role on offense would be limited early on, but he could be a gadget player similar to the way the Packers used Tyler Ervin in previous years.

We haven’t seen much of that so far, with Rodgers only playing on 10 percent of Green Bay’s offensive snaps this season, according to Pro Football Reference. He has been targeted just five times with three receptions for 40 yards, as well as a drop. Rodgers has also struggled to get on the same page as Aaron Rodgers at times.

Where Amari Rodgers’ biggest role was always going to be this year was special teams. But it’s been tough to watch in recent weeks for Rodgers on punt returns.

Rodgers is averaging 6.4 yards per punt return this season, which ranks 21st in the NFL. What’s worse is he has also made far too many mistakes. He has been hesitant with his decision making and has often let punts go that have ended up pinning the Packers deep. Against the Kansas City Chiefs, he also fumbled a punt but fortunately fell back on it.

Unless Rodgers improves soon on special teams, he could be replaced as the punt returner.