Grading Packers offense against Bears in Week 1: Receivers
While I'd like to grade on a curve because of the absence of No. 1 Christian Watson, we have to keep it fair. Even without Watson, the Packers receiving corps held their own against the Chicago Bears last Sunday.
Unfortunately, the Packers leading receiver was their running back. And, Aaron Jones collected 51 of his 86 receiving yards on just one play. However, being able to incorporate the running backs into the passing attack will be key all season for the Green Bay offense.
The team's leading receiver who wasn't a running back was actually tight end Luke Musgrave. The rookie from Oregon State hauled in four catches for 50 yards and offers Jordan Love a nice security blanket moving forward.
The wide receiver combination of Jayden Reed and Romeo Doubs caught six passes for 74 yards and two touchdowns. It was obvious that game plan was adjusted to offset Watson's absence.
There weren't too many explosive plays from the Green Bay Packers receivers, but Jordan Love was able to hit the open man when needed and record a number of first downs through the air. There's a lot of room for improvement from the receivers heading into Week 2, and a lot will depend on the health of Christian Watson.