How will Jennings absence affect the Packers?
Jennings has been a part of the Packers big four for four years. Jennings, Jordy Nelson, Donald Driver, and James Jones have been the Packer’s best wide receivers and have now entered their fifth straight season together. In the last four seasons, these players have logged in 104 touchdowns, and each one played in at least 64 of the last 70 games that the Packers have played since Aaron Rodgers took over in 2008. Each one brings something special to the team, and together they represent the toughest depth chart in the league.
Last season, Jordy Nelson was Rodgers’ go-to guy. His touchdown total ranked third in the NFL and third in Packers’ franchise history.
Randall Cobb has had a break-out year and will have more of a chance to shine. He should be Donald Driver’s eventual successor, but has proven to be a versatile player that has been successful in several capacities, and certainly one to keep an eye on.
When you have a quarterback like Aaron Rodgers, you want to make sure he always has someone to throw the ball to, which explains the depth chart. Even though it’s usually in a team’s best interest to have all their starters healthy and active, if you have to be down someone, let it be someone you have the best possible alternative for. Lets hope that Jennings is back soon, but the Packers’ offense should be well covered for now.