Packers: 5 biggest concerns entering 2022 season

Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
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Green Bay Packers, Allen Lazard
Green Bay Packers, Allen Lazard (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) /

1. Wide receiver corps

How could we not talk about the wide receivers?

The fact is that Green Bay has made additions to the receiver room this offseason, including trading up for Christian Watson in the second round. It’s the earliest the team has drafted a receiver in two decades.

This is very much a wait-and-see situation.

Maybe Allen Lazard will step into the WR1 role effectively. Perhaps Aaron Rodgers’ ability to spread the ball around will pay off given the Packers’ depth. What if Watson makes an immediate impact like Justin Jefferson and Ja’Marr Chase did as rookies?

Until the season begins, we will have to wait and see.

But as we sit here in July, there is absolutely cause for concern.

Even if Watson and Romeo Doubs become future greats for the Packers, their chances of being key contributors in year one are slim.

Maybe the veteran trio of Lazard, Sammy Watkins, and Randall Cobb will be enough. But maybe not.

The Packers enter 2022 without All-Pro Davante Adams and deep-threat Marquez Valdes-Scantling, two important parts of their offense under Matt LaFleur.

They didn’t trade for a top receiver who can come in and start from Day 1, and they also didn’t sign a free agent like Allen Robinson.

Maybe it all works out, but the Packers have taken a risk at wide receiver.