The Green Bay Packers’ offense is sputtering, and there are no reinforcements in sight. Aaron Rodgers. Green Bay chose to keep the roster as it was at the trade deadline, despite riding with a receiving group that is young and lacking in a clear capacity for big plays.
Rodgers, who has frequently expressed displeasure with Green Bay’s personnel choices involving pass catchers in recent years, wasn’t as incensed by the absence of additions this time. According to Rodgers on Wednesday, “The compensation for whatever players we were going for simply didn’t make sense. I have faith in Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst, and we have had some fruitful exchanges of ideas. We knew about some things. It simply didn’t work out.”
Given that Green Bay has invested in the position over the past six months, selecting three receivers (Christian Watson, Romeo Doubs, and Samori Toure), including two in the first four rounds, Rodgers can play it safe in this situation (Watson and Doubs). He can pretend to be happy with how things are going, at least in terms of the attempts made to add pass-catchers.