4 former players Packers have desperately missed in 2022

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Green Bay Packers, Davante Adams
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1. Davante Adams

It’s a move that made absolutely zero sense at the time it happened.

The Packers were keeping their MVP quarterback Aaron Rodgers and entered an all-in, win-now season. This could’ve truly been the last dance for Rodgers.

So, how did they go about helping their star quarterback? Oh, how about trading away his top target and the league’s best wide receiver?

The Packers didn’t go out of their way to trade for a veteran like DK Metcalf or A.J. Brown, instead relying on two rookies and Sammy Watkins to make up for Adams’ absence.

While the Las Vegas Raiders, Adams’ new team, are struggling, the All-Pro wide receiver isn’t to blame for that. He is having another terrific year.

In 11 games, Adams has made 123 catches for 999 yards and 10 touchdowns. That puts him on pace for 190 receptions, 1,543 yards, and 15 touchdowns. That would be a new career-best in receptions, only 10 yards off his career-high in yards, and three touchdowns off his career-best 18.

Christian Watson looks like a future star. Romeo Doubs could be, too. But the Packers could’ve still drafted them. Imagine Watson, Doubs, and Davante Adams.

There’s no way the Packers would be struggling offensively like they have. They desperately miss their former All-Pro wide receiver.