Ever since Jordy Nelson went down with an injury in the preseason, the Packers have been looking for another wide receiver to step up and fill the void. The truth is, what they may have actually been looking for was a playmaking tight end.
The Packers have been lacking that sure handed player to move the chains, gobble up a ton of yards and receptions, and most importantly, finish drives with that big touchdown catch.
That’s exactly what Richard Rodgers did in the Packers latest victory, by hauling in all eight of his targets, for 146 yards, and the game winning score against Detroit on Thursday night.
Although his reception and yardage numbers haven’t been extremely gaudy up until that game, he has scored 4 of his 6 TDs this season, over the last 5 games.
The 6’4, 257 lbs, tight end, who is in just his 2nd year in the NFL, may be in the right place, at the right time to turn himself into the star this team has been lacking, and to propel them forward into the playoffs.
No player could ask for a better stage to shine on, than “Title Town” in the frigid month of December, or a better QB than Aaron Rodgers to get him the ball.
Richard Rodgers has proven he has the talent and desire to make the big play and to carry the team on his back.
Now he just needs to show he can do it on a consistent basis and let the world know that when the game is on the line, he truly is head and shoulders above the competition.