The Green Bay Packers must innovate this season, and they do exactly that when attacking with the Amari Rodgers.
Rodgers had high expectations of convergence in his rookie campaign, but he only stumbled on 20 balls for 166 yards and no points. This year, Green Bay should be innovating on how to hire a second-year player outside of Clemson.
The 22-year-old was a second-round pick in last year’s draft and was expected to appear as a key target alongside Davante Adams. Now that Adams has traded with Vegas, the Packers and Aaron Rodgers need Amari more than ever.
In order to perhaps get Rodgers into the game a little more, Brian Gutkunst alluded to his use of running backwards.
“Having Amari Rodgers doing some things there, I think at Gameday can help us as well. We have some flexibility there,” Gutekunst . said.
Rodgers is also the frontrunner to replay kicks and kicks in Year 2, as Green Bay doesn’t just view it as a wide receiver.
Packers must get creative with Amari Rodgers
Using Rodgers to run could help ease some of the burden on rush star AJ Dillon and Aaron Jones. While Rodgers will have more 3 to 5 carry tops of the game, changing the speed should open up more holes for those bruises.
Patrick Taylor and Tyler Goodson, both of whom are signed back to the coaching staff, are also available as depth options. However, keep in mind that Rodgers is a more explosive threat.
As a Percy Harvin type, Rodgers expands his value and role on the opposing team. It helps that out of Clemson, many scouts in the NFL thought Rodgers could be used as a running back as well.
As if the two belts offense could get even more terrifying. Matt LaFleur added a new wrinkle, and it doesn’t even include No. 12.