Packers: Aaron Rodgers praises Juwann Winfree at training camp
By Joseph Rowan
Drafted in 2019 by the Denver Broncos, Juwann Winfree was put on injured reserve and then was quickly waived and signed by the Green Bay Packers.
With a deep wide receiver corps that featured Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Allen Lazard, and Davante Adams, Winfree never got much of a chance, playing in only two games in 2020, and three in 2021.
With MVS and Davante Adams leaving, it has allowed more opportunities for Winfree to get reps and possibly become a reliable target for Aaron Rodgers during the 2022 season.
During training camp, reports say that Winfree had the best day among all of the wide receivers there, even catching a deep ball from Aaron Rodgers, which caught his eye. Rodgers stated:
"“I wouldn’t be surprised if 88 is over there going, ‘Hey, I’m a pretty damn good football player, don’t forget about me’,” Rodgers said.“I think he definitely is going to put himself into a position to have an impact.”"
Last season, Winfree also performed well in training camp but struggled to translate it on the field during the regular season, only nabbing eight catches in his three years in the NFL. This would be a make-or-break season for Winfree if he manages to stay on the Packers active roster and doesn’t move to the practice squad.
More than likely, if Juwann Winfree stays on the Packers roster following training camp, he would likely be a special teams player, as that is what he has done for the past two years. His biggest game of note so far is when he played against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 8 of last year and had four catches for 30 yards.
At this point for Juwann Winfree, it is time for him to prove his value to the team or he could be gone and replaced with a younger talent with more potential.