Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers made it to mid-August before getting annoyed.
The NFL’s reigning back-to-back MVP winner isn’t happy with his young wide receivers — specifically when it comes to them dropping passes.
Rookie Romeo Doubs has had a tremendous training camp. He looks like he’s going to be a key contributor for the Packers in 2022. But even he has struggled with some drops, which has frustrated Rodgers.
On Tuesday, Doubs beat New Orleans Saints cornerback Bradley Roby on a deep route during a joint practice, but he dropped the pass from Rodgers.
After practice, Rodgers expressed some unhappiness with the drops.
And while he didn’t specifically point out the throw to Doubs, he admitted to Green Bay Press-Gazette’s Ryan Wood that it was his best throw of the day.
Aaron Rodgers is not pleased with drops from his young receivers. Asked him if he meant this play specifically.— Ryan Wood (@ByRyanWood) August 16, 2022
"No, not necessarily," he said. "But that was my best throw of the day." https://t.co/XKn3uCk932
It’s probably good for Doubs and some of the other young wide receivers to face a little bit of criticism before the start of the season.
Doubs has been universally praised over the last few weeks to the point where it feels like he can do no wrong.
But it’s important to remember that Doubs is still a rookie. He still has a lot of growing to do.
A reminder that he hasn’t quite arrived yet was probably needed.
Rodgers is a demanding quarterback. But his approach gets the best out of his wide receivers.
An annoyed Rodgers is a good news for the Packers in 2022. It means Green Bay is going through some adversity now that will make the team better this fall when it really counts.
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