It didn’t work out for Amari Rodgers with the Green Bay Packers, but a fresh start on a new team might be just what he needed.
The Packers drafted Rodgers in the third round only last year but released him earlier this season. Rodgers was claimed by the Houston Texans on waivers, where he has already made an impact.
In the Texans’ game against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, Rodgers made an incredible play, making his first NFL touchdown.
Quarterback Jeff Driskel made a throw on the move, finding Rodgers near the end zone. The former third-round pick made a great play to bring in the catch and make the score.
As a result, the Texans lead the Cowboys at halftime.
Rodgers has the potential to become a talented starting wide receiver in the NFL. There’s a reason why the Packers picked him in the third round.
Just because it didn’t work out for Rodgers in Green Bay, it doesn’t mean he can’t become a productive receiver elsewhere.
At halftime, Rodgers has made two catches for 35 yards and a touchdown.
The Packers mostly played Rodgers on special teams as a returner, where he struggled. He had five fumbles this season, including in his final game for the Packers against the Dallas Cowboys.
But he didn’t get many opportunities on offense. Maybe that will change with the Texans. Perhaps the Packers will regret not giving him more snaps at wide receiver before deciding to move on.
Hopefully it works out for Rodgers in Houston. It was great to see him make a play for the Texans on Sunday.