3 Packers who were a major disappointment in 2022

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Amari Rodgers

After a disappointing rookie season, the Packers hoped Amari Rodgers would make a second-year jump in 2022. However, like Sammy Watkins, Rodgers wasn’t on the team for the entire season.

Rodgers didn’t often feature on offense, with most of his work coming on special teams.

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers didn’t exactly give Amari Rodgers much praise when asked about his potential fit on offense.

Amari Rodgers returned kicks and punts, but struggled in the role. He averaged 20.3 yards on kick returns and 7.0 yards on punt returns.

The biggest issue was that Rodgers kept fumbling. He had five fumbles in 10 games, and eventually lost his job on kick returns to Keisean Nixon.

Nixon averaged 28.8 yards on kick returns, 12.7 yards on punt returns, was named a first-team All-Pro, and had more kick return yards than any other player in the NFL. And that was despite it being Rodgers’ job for much of the season.

Without a role on offense and Rodgers struggling on special teams, the Packers moved on, releasing Rodgers only one season after drafting him in the third round.

The hope was that Rodgers would see an increase in snaps on offense, but he was unable to make the most of his opportunities.

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