The Packers wide receiver position has been a hot topic all off-season.
We enter the 2022 season with a near completely different death chart at that position.
The key losses, of course, were Davante Adams and Marquez Valdes-Scantling. So far the key additions are Sammy Watkins, Christian Watson, and Romeo Doubs.
All of that being said, Aaron Rodgers made it clear who he thinks the Packers top three wide receivers are currently.
Aaron Rodgers has had nothing but praise for the Sammy Watkins signing so far. “100% on board with that signing” was one of his comments regarding the wide receiver.
Aaron Rodgers made clear his idea of the top 3 at WR right now: "Excited about Sammy. Made some plays today. He looks the part. We'll get Allen back, and Randall. We've got three solid right there. And there's a lot of competition behind those guys."
— Zach Kruse (@zachkruse2) June 8, 2022
We all know the relationship that Rodgers has with Allen Lazard and Randall Cobb. However, this does beg the question, who are the top competitors in Aaron Rodgers’ eyes after those three?
Top Competitors for starting wide receiver
The obvious name here will be Christian Watson. Randall Cobb will play in the slot and Sammy Watkins may not play all 17 games.
Watson must be ready to contribute when his name is called.
Amari Rodgers is another name to watch. Coincidentally, Randall Cobb may also not play all 17 games. If Amari Rodgers takes that year two leap, he could play a vital role out of the slot.
Lastly, with his strong first impressions Romeo Doubs has to be in consideration to make an impact this year.
He has been catching everything that comes to him so far during OTAs as well as serving as punt returner.
Those six may be your 6 WRs for the Packers 2022 Roster. One honorable mention to Juwann Winfree. He is looking like a GOOD receiver in minicamp. Again. We will see if it translates to the field this year.