In 2022, Packers second-year WR Amari Rodgers believes he is proving to coaches that they can “trust me.”

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Amari Rodgers, a third-round pick of the Packers in 2021, was viewed as a potential complement to Davante Adams in the Packers’ wide receiver corps.

With Adams having been traded to the Las Vegas Raiders, Rodgers’ development and role for the Packers in 2022 will be even more vital following a disappointing debut season. He is certain that his play will develop and that his adaptability will propel him to future success.

Rodgers told Alberto Camargo of the Knoxville-News Sentinel, “The field is wide open.” “I am demonstrating that I can play any position, that I am familiar with the playbook, and that (coaching) can trust me in any situation.”

As much as anything else, understanding the Packers’ offense requires familiarity with Aaron Rodgers. With a year of workouts and games under his belt, the younger Rodgers is now more accustomed to playing alongside the two-time AP NFL Most Valuable Player. In particular, he has learned from the quarterback how to approach the game.

Amari Rodgers stated, “I have the utmost regard for him due to his constant concentration.” “Observing him on television, it is evident how focused he is at all times, as well as how composed he is. This is how I attempt to conduct myself on the field.

“Aaron always asserts that the game is 90% cerebral and 10% physical. If you’re mentally prepared, your game will advance to the next level. I’ve begun to take my mental game seriously by meditating and engaging in mental training.”

The wide receiver’s rookie season in the NFL never really got going. He participated in 16 games, but only started one. He had four catches for 45 yards and no touchdowns. It was admittedly a challenge for the former Clemson star.

“This is the longest season I’ve ever played,” stated Rodgers. “I didn’t really take a break; I played football nonstop for around two years. Towards the conclusion of the year, I felt somewhat mentally and physically drained.

“I’ve had an offseason to take care of my body and get it in shape. So I feel like I’m back to myself.”

The Packers are without a doubt anticipating that Rodgers will return to his collegiate performance levels. Despite the departures of Adams, Marquez Valdes-Scantling, and Equanimeous St. Brown, Rodgers will need to demonstrate improvement in order to get playing time against veterans Randall Cobb, Sammy Watkins, and Allen Lazarus as well as rookies Christian Watson and Romeo Doubs.

The Packers wide receiver room is probably the team’s biggest question mark, and Rodgers, 22, might provide an answer if he lives up to the potential that led Green Bay to select him in the third round of the 2021 draft.