Max McCaffrey hopes to get a chance with Packers this season

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There’s been a lot of buzz about Panthers first-round pick Christian McCaffrey this offseason and he’s sure to play a sizable role in the Carolina offense.

His brother hopes that Christian isn’t the only member of the family making an impact in the NFL during the 2017 season. Max McCaffrey signed to the Packers’ practice squad late last season after spending the offseason with the Raiders and got called up to the active roster in the playoffs, but wound up on the inactive list when all of the team’s regular wideouts were deemed healthy enough to play.

“That’s what I’ve been dreaming about since I was a little kid — playing in the NFL,” McCaffrey said, via the team’s website. “It was definitely an awesome experience and hopefully I can build off that. Really, what everyone is waiting for is to just get a chance.”

Spending the entire offseason with Green Bay should help McCaffrey’s chances of finding a place in the offense, but the outlook isn’t great. Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb, Davante Adams, Geronimo Allison, Trevor Davis and Jeff Janis remain on the roster and the Packers drafted two other wideouts this year, leaving McCaffrey with a lot to overcome to make it a family affair in the NFC this season.

25 responses to “Max McCaffrey hopes to get a chance with Packers this season

  1. Poor guy…bottom of the totem pole in a horrible city in a horrible state with horrible fans and a horrible defense giving them to chance for a championship. If lucky, he gets cut and another team picks him up.

  2. He would be the star WR in Minnesota. Some teams have offensive riches and then there are the vikings who have first round WR’s that run like defensive linemen.

  3. Agreed with everyone else…switch to DB. He wont’t necessarily compete for a starting position but they fall like flies so at least he’ll get a chance to play.

  4. allight59 says:
    Jul 7, 2017 12:54 PM

    Poor guy…bottom of the totem pole in a horrible city in a horrible state with horrible fans and a horrible defense giving them to chance for a championship. If lucky, he gets cut and another team picks him up.
    ____________________________

    In other words, the Packers have more world titles, than yours and ariani85’s favorite teams, combined. Gee, a pre-schooler could have figured that out.

  5. allight59 says:
    Jul 7, 2017 12:54 PM

    Poor guy…bottom of the totem pole in a horrible city in a horrible state with horrible fans and a horrible defense giving them to chance for a championship. If lucky, he gets cut and another team picks him up.

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    Clearly a Viking Fan. The irony is Minnesota will pick him up IMMEDIATELY if GB cuts him. Living life in the Packer’s shadow must be tough

  6. You know you’ve reached the end of your rope when you’re hoping to earn a spot with the Packers.

    To quote caddyshack – the world needs ditch diggers too

  7. There are more Vikings ships on the bottom of the Atlantic than there will ever be successful Viking wide outs. But don’t worry, unless the Packers make a trade, beyond the likely six, they have 3 WRs who have seriously flashed in OTAs. Max is the more well known one. The other two will be more commonly known around the NFL about 3/4 ths of the way thru TC. Or you could just take a look at the Packer roster and guess. Either way, if GB keeps 7 WRs, puts another on the PS, there will be ONE Packer crumb for the Vikings to scoop up. Good luck.

  8. Wow all the trolls are jumping on a nothing article about an undrafted Packer. Of course they’re probably all the same guy. At least I hope they are….or that’s one crazy fan base.

    Regardless, lots of talk from fans of a third place team. Enjoy 8-8 again this year fellas….if you’re lucky.

  9. contra74 says:
    Jul 7, 2017 1:58 PM
    You know you’ve reached the end of your rope when you’re hoping to earn a spot with the Vikings.

    To quote caddyshack – the world needs ditch diggers too
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    I fixed your quote for you.
    I always thought ditch diggers were Viking fans. They sure know how to dig a hole for themselves.

  10. “allight59 says:
    Jul 7, 2017 12:54 PM
    Poor guy…bottom of the totem pole in a horrible city in a horrible state with horrible fans and a horrible defense giving them to chance for a championship. If lucky, he gets cut and another team picks him up.”

    I’m sorry, you must be confused. This article is about the Packers…not the Vikings/Minnesota.

  11. The Wide Receiver camp battle is going to prove to be an interesting one.
    With 3 locks, a handful of serviceable options, coupled with the additions of Yancey and Dupre, this position group will be a tough one for McCaffrey to crack. (The practice squad still seems like his most viable route to this roster.)

    Trevor Davis was a definite disappointment last season and questions remain about the true value of Jeff Janis.
    Obviously, these two possess a ton of speed, but if you can’t get on the field to use it, what good is it.
    Is it time to pull the plug on the Janis experiment?
    His upside is definitely leveling out.
    Special teams are extremely important, but could someone else fill that void?

    Allison was a pleasant surprise.
    He outperformed several Wideouts drafted last year, including a couple of 1st rounders, but how much upside does he really have?
    Does he have the skill set to build on last season’s success?

    A whole lot of questions for what’s shaping up to be Green Bay’s most solid position group, outside of QB.
    Injuries will always be a factor, but it should be a spirited battle, nonetheless.
    I, for one, am looking forward to it.

    And, as always, we as Packer fans, truly appreciate the “astute football insight” from a 3rd place divisional fan base, who’s team hasn’t sniffed an NFL Championship in it’s pathetically limp, mediocre history.

  12. The needy rants from Viking trolls is in direct proportion to their fears of the Vikings being owned by the Packers. Again.

  13. Decent college stats, hopefully he’ll catch on somewhere:

    College career[edit]
    In 53 games (38 starts), McCaffrey caught 117 passes for 1,341 yards and 12 touchdowns, and twice received Academic All-ACC honors. In 2015, he started all 13 games, making 52 receptions for 643 yards (12.4 per catch) and five TDs.

  14. Its a prove it year for those Packer WRs.

    Cobb needs to rebound, Adams needs to show last year wasn’t a fluke, and 1 of those other 4 needs to show up as the 4th option.

  15. He’s listed as a WR, so he’s in Green Bay to try out for RB, cuz it sure ain’t for the two Applebee’s.

  16. This article makes it seem like Green Bay has a stacked receiving corps, which they do not.

    What they have is a QB who can makes every receiver look amazing. Put most of those receivers list on almost any other team and their role players at best.

    The kid definitely has a shot to play.

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