GREEN BAY, WI – OCTOBER 15: Marquez Valdes-Scantling #83 of the Green Bay Packers reacts to a first down during the first quarter against the San Francisco 49ers at Lambeau Field on October 15, 2018 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
Packers fans will love what Aaron Rodgers had to say about the third-year receiver
Much has said this offseason about the Packers not using a first-round pick on a wide receiver to help out Aaron Rodgers. Drafting Jordan Love instead seemed like the biggest slap in the face to Rodgers. Things only got worse after Green Bay didn’t select a single receiver in the seven rounds.
If you think that fact is going to discourage Rodgers, you couldn’t be more wrong. The future Hall of Famer knows he’s got plenty of weapons at his disposal, including superstar pass-catcher Davante Adams.
But, he’s not the only wideout Rodgers is looking forward to slinging it to in 2020.
Packers fans should be happy that Aaron Rodgers trusts his young receivers
Packers QB Aaron Rodgers hasn’t lost confidence in WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling https://t.co/gjLO401cQd
— The Packers Wire (@ThePackersWire) June 7, 2020
Rodgers is pumped about Marquez Valdes-Scantling? You better believe it. While Valdes-Scantling won’t be confused with the likes of Adams or Michael Thomas in the near future, he did a great job of extending the field last year and was a great vertical threat.
Now as he enters his third season in the league with Green Bay, the 6-4, 205-pounder is ready to take a big step with his play this fall. Rodgers trusts him to do that, and won’t hesitate in getting him the pigskin early and often in 2020.
“MVS is a guy who I have a ton of confidence in,” Rodgers said via Packers Wire. “I really feel like, if he can continue to grow, he can really add to our football team. I look for him to make big strides.”
Aaron Rodgers is off and running. 40-yard TD to Marquez Valdes-Scantlingpic.twitter.com/j95bLLHykj
— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) September 22, 2019
In 2019, Valdes-Scantling caught 26 balls for 452 yards and two touchdowns. With Rodgers trusting him in big situations, coupled with his stellar athleticism, a big season could be coming for the young receiver.