Green Bay Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst offered fans (and media) an important reminder on Wednesday.

It’s early in training camp, but there’s already one Green Bay player that’s been receiving a significant amount of praise.

Undrafted free agent wide receiver Romeo Doubs has had a great training camp so far. It appears the Packers legitimately found a hidden gem by signing the former Nevada standout.

Fans and media, however, should probably pump the brakes on the hype.

Doubs is still a young player with an uphill battle ahead of him. He’s not even guaranteed to make the roster this fall, let alone play a significant role in the offense.

And that’s the message that Gutekunst essentially sent on Wednesday.

“It’s exciting to watch players have good starts but you know there’s going to be ups and downs,” said Gutenkunst.

“It’s a great start. it’s really a credit to his (Doubs) preparation.”

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Green Bay Packers wide receiver Romeo Doubs (87) catches a pass during training camp on Monday, Aug. 1, 2022, at Ray Nitschke Field in Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin. Samantha Madar/USA TODAY NETWORK-Wis.

We’ve seen plenty of camp standouts over the years fade and fail to make the 53-man roster.

I don’t think that’s going to be the case with Doubs — he looks like the real deal.

But there are still going to be ups and downs for the rookie. And even if Doubs doesn’t have a strong start to the season, it doesn’t mean all the hype was for nothing.

Doubs has a lot of developing left to do. He has to continue building chemistry with Aaron Rodgers. And he has to build on his understanding of Green Bay’s offense.

Making highlight reel-worthy plays in practice is nice. But ultimately, Doubs has to have a total grasp of what Rodgers and the offense wants to do throughout the course of the season if he’s going to make an impact. Understanding assignments, audibles, check downs, etc. All the little things that make a good player a great player.

Fans should be excited about Doubs, but they should be cautious with that excitement.

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