Since the Packers started training camp, we’ve heard each day about a ‘wow’ play rookie Romeo Doubs has made. Or how Allen Lazard impresses as the top target at wide receiver. A player we haven’t heard as much about is Amari Rodgers.
The second-year wide receiver struggled as a rookie, mostly as a returner on special teams.
There is little doubt that he will make the 53-man roster, but will Rodgers see an increase in his offensive snaps? It’s hard to say.
The hope was that Rodgers would make a big jump in year two, with him showing signs of it during training camp. Perhaps he has improved, but there hasn’t been much buzz about his play.
On offense, Lazard, Doubs, Sammy Watkins, and Randall Cobb are all likely ahead of him on the depth chart. Rookie Christian Watson will also likely be ahead of Rodgers once he returns from injury.
Even in an offense without Davante Adams and Marquez Valdes-Scantling, there’s a possibility that Rodgers’ snap counts don’t increase all that much.
Rodgers entered the NFL with high expectations after the Packers drafted him in the third round. He can still become a key part of the Packers’ offense, and the preseason will be important for him.