Today we fans will certainly be confirmed of what we all suspect; Jordy Nelson is going to be placed on season ending injured reserve due to a torn ACL suffered against the Steelers. Hold on, not all is lost!!!
Hey, if we had-to lose a starter at any offensive position, we all would have said wide receiver would be the least damaging, right? Yes, I know because I read it all off-season and training camp.
What all need to do is take a deep breath, do it again, and once more and realize the Packers offense is not a one trick pony, unless that one trick is Aaron Rodgers of course. The Packers offense is a spread the ball around offense incorporating all offensive weapons. Heck, Jarrett 'where did ya go' Boykin even had a good season at wide receiver in this system.
Supporting this is take a peak at what former wide receivers (e.g. James Jones, Greg Jennings.) have done after leaving the Packers. They found themselves on the back of a milk carton and are on their second teams already.
If you think Davante Adams is going to replace the production of Jordy Nelson, sorry, don't hold your breath. It will not happen.
What will happen is the rest of the Packers offense will pick up the production piece by piece like the well oiled machine they are under Aaron Rodgers.
Get familiar with these wide receiver names because these are all you're going to see opening day for the Green Bay Packers.
- Randall Cobb
- Davante Adams
- Ty Montgomery
- Jeff Janis
- Larry Pinkard
- Myles White / Jared Abbrederris
And guess what? The Packers offense is still going to finish in the top five in scoring by the end of the regular season.