The Facts: The Packers have a group of receivers behind Davante Adams who are largely unproven. The other receivers on the roster have a combined 101 receptions, while Adams finished last season with 111. Geronimo Allison, Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Kumerow and Trevor Davis will compete for playing time and receptions. But Aaron Rodgers has made it clear how much he thinks of Kumerow. “The key is. ... His being reliable and earning my trust,” Rodgers said last week.
Diehards Line:Rodgers added: “I never feel like there’s been a real difficult recipe or plan. It’s you know what you’re doing; you’re in the right spot at the right time; and you don’t make repeat mental mistakes. And that is who Jake Kumerow is. He is an extremely intelligent guy who is in the right place at the right time. He makes contested catches; he makes the plays that are there; and he does the little things. I’m always applauding in an overt way [what he does] to let the other guys know, ‘This is how you practice.’" Kumerow, 27, just needs experience. He made his NFL regular-season debut last season after bouncing around the league. In 2018, he appeared in five games, with two starts, and made eight catches for 103 yards and a touchdown. Given Rodgers' interest in him, we'll all be watching Kumerow closely as well this summer.