5 greatest Packers wide receivers in Aaron Rodgers era

Green Bay Packers, Randall Cobb, Jordy Nelson (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
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Ranking the top five Green Bay Packers wide receivers during the Aaron Rodgers era.

Since the Aaron Rodgers era began in 2008, many great wide receivers have played for the Green Bay Packers.

Which receivers make the top five?

Many deserve honorable mentions, such as Donald Driver, Marquez Valdes-Scantling, and Allen Lazard.

Let’s look at Green Bay’s top five wide receivers to play with Aaron Rodgers.

Note: All franchise receiving career records and single-season records are according to Pro Football Reference.

5. James Jones

  • Years with Packers: 2007-13, 2015

  • Receiving yards with Packers: 5,195

  • Receiving touchdowns with Packers: 45

A third-round pick by the Packers in 2007, James Jones didn’t take long to become a trusted target for Aaron Rodgers.

While he was rarely the No. 1 wide receiver during his time in Green Bay, Rodgers knew Jones would make a play when the team needed it most.

Jones spent the first seven years of his career in Green Bay. He helped the Packers win a championship. He caught five passes for 50 yards in Super Bowl XLV. In 2012, he led the NFL in receiving touchdowns with 14.

The team moved on from Jones following the 2013 season, and he signed with the Oakland Raiders.

However, in the 2015 preseason, Green Bay lost Jordy Nelson to a torn ACL. Jones just so happened to be a free agent again, so they gave him a call.

Jones immediately made a difference, catching four touchdown passes in the opening three weeks. He ended up having a career year, making 50 receptions for 890 yards and eight touchdowns.

You can’t talk about some of the great Aaron Rodgers offenses without including James Jones.

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