Aaron Rodgers: WR I’ve been most impressed with is Marquez Valdes-Scantling

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The Packers didn’t take a wide receiver in the first round as quarterback Aaron Rodgers expected in April, but the growth of a returning member of the team may help provide what Rodgers thought they were missing at the position.

Marquez Valdes-Scantling caught 26 passes for 452 yards and two touchdowns while appearing in all 16 games for the Packers last season and those modest numbers were part of the reason why wideout was seen as a need heading into the offseason. His work this summer has provided some optimism about what he can do in Year Two in head coach Matt LaFleur’s offense.

On Wednesday, Rodgers said that Valdes-Scantling has stood out ahead of the team’s other receivers.

“I would say the receiver I’ve been most impressed with, especially the last week or 10 days of camp, is Marquez,” Rodgers said, via PackersNews.com. “I think he has had some really good practices in a row and started to lay down some good practice fundamentals that he can lean on. At the same time, I know Matt said this at one point, this is the new standard for MVS. I’m proud of the way that he’s gone about his business. I thought he had a fantastic Sunday and made a bunch of plays, some heady plays and just some plays he’s supposed to make. Now he’s making the catches he’s expected to make and he’s adding some extra plays in there where he’s doing some smart things and showing the growth so I’m really proud of MVS.”

Davante Adams is set as the No. 1 receiver in Green Bay. If Valdes-Scantling’s promising offseason translates to the regular season, the Packers may have the No. 2 that they were missing last time around.

13 responses to “Aaron Rodgers: WR I’ve been most impressed with is Marquez Valdes-Scantling

  1. This is what I’ve been saying all along… the Packers are going to make a HUGE jump in their offensive production for a few simple reasons:

    #1) They have a head coach going into his 2nd season, not his rookie campaign
    #2) The vast majority of players won’t be learning a new offensive system and language, rather, building off of an existing one that’s already installed
    #3) Plenty of younger players are about to make their anticipated year 2, year 3 ‘jumps’

    Packers will likely score around 400-450 points this year, and likely crack the top 10 in offense. Nothing to see here folks.

  2. Davante

    Allen Lazard

    MVS

    EQ

    Kumerow

    That is the top 5 and we will see who gets that 6th spot. Reggie Begelton, Darrius Shepherd, and Malik Taylor are all in the mix. Practice squad is another possibility.

    Aaron is excited about the WR room and I can’t wait to see them let loose on that Minnesota secondary in 10 days.

    #GoPackGo!🏈

  3. I’m interested too for the baptism by fire for Zimmers young secondary as well, great first test. Dantzler #27, keep on eye on him. Holtin Hill has had a good camp as well. Then there’s Hughes and Gladney. Should be a good matchup.

  4. I can’t fathom more than 40 or so catches for him, but kudos to Rodgers for trying to talk himself into optimism w/ this weak receiving crew.

  5. I said this last year and I will say it again – even last year I liked our receiving corps. AR’s numbers would have been better if he hadnt of missed the easy throws. His numbers would have been better if he had taken the early open guys. Things would have been even better still if they had replaced Graham last year and if Sternzy had been healthy. Even with the departure of Geronimo, they are strong and if Tonyon steps up like in the past while our Deguara develops. Add in Lazard MVS and EQ how am I wrong? – all of the prognosticators will be wrong again.

  6. kudos to Rodgers for trying to talk himself into optimism w/ this weak receiving crew.

    +++++

    The Packers return 3 wideouts who had more yards receiving in the NFL last season than any current Viking wide receiver. 3 of them.

  7. Valdes-Scantling has great speed. One of the fastest guys in the league. The Packers have had a lot of good wide receivers, but they haven’t had a burner in a long time.

  8. It feels like this season is coming out of nowhere. In less than ten days the Packers will have their first of many wins this season!

  9. Valdes-Scantling has the same football IQ as Gary. Both just don’t get it. In ten days Valdes-Scantling will be getting Rodgers stink eye.

  10. I’m just glad Aaron got rid of that beard Danica, no he can just focus on football and the fellas like he did back when we were successful.

  11. freefromwhatyouare says:
    September 3, 2020 at 9:55 am
    Davante

    Allen Lazard

    MVS

    EQ

    Kumerow

    That is the top 5 and we will see who gets that 6th spot. Reggie Begelton, Darrius Shepherd, and Malik Taylor are all in the mix. Practice squad is another possibility.

    Aaron is excited about the WR room and I can’t wait to see them let loose on that Minnesota secondary in 10 days.

    #GoPackGo!🏈
    β€”β€”β€”β€”β€”
    Come on dude you are making us look silly. First you told those doggone Vikings fans you would not post on their stories and you keep doing it. Now you as our inside source assured us Kumerow would make the team now he was cut. Come on man us owners need to be more responsible with our distribution of inside info.

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