GREEN BAY – Aaron Rodgers said Tuesday that the recently-acquired Sammy Watkins will have his fair share of chances to make plays in the Packers offense.

“There’s definitely going to be opportunities for him to make plays in this offense,” said Rodgers. “I think he has everything right in front of him to have as productive a year as he wants to.”

Sure enough, that appears to be exactly the case. That’s because Matt LaFleur backed Rodgers’ statement up during his Wednesday press conference.

“Obviously we have history going back to L.A. together,” LaFleur told reporters. “So that definitely gives you a pretty good idea of what he’s capable of doing. I don’t think his game has fallen off, at all, since we were together in 2017. A little bit of it has been a lack of opportunity.

“He’s a guy that’s out there working hard and he’s going to be a big part of our offense.”

There’s obviously a lot to figure out when it comes to what’s going to happen with the Packers receivers in 2022. However, it sounds like there is already some kind of plan for. Watkins.

Like LaFleur said, it boils down to opportunity for skill position players. If they aren’t high in the pecking order, it can really affect their bottom line in regard to production.

Fortunately, that sounds like it won’t be the case for Watkins in 2022.

“It’s important, you get guys who have a lot to play for,” said Rodgers. “I think Sammy has an opportunity to continue and travel down a new path in his career, that we can help him here as he continues to improve and gets opportunities.”

You can watch LaFleur’s full press conference, here: