Rob Demovsky of ESPN noted on Twitter Wednesday that Packers WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling is easily having his best camp as a Packer. Demovsky later tweeted that QB Aaron Rodgers hit MVS for a 33-yard touchdown during their two-minute drill in a joint practice against the New York Jets.
For all his faults, MVS has remained within arm's reach of Aaron Rodgers's trust circle and appears to have cemented a coveted spot inside it. The Packers have a gaping hole at WR2 behind Davante Adams, and the field-stretching wideout looks to be the favorite to secure a large portion of receiver snaps.
Marquez Valdes-Scantling, wide receiver: Do with this observation what you wish, but Valdes-Scantling’s hands have been noticeably better so far in camp. Not just on blatantly catchable balls, some of which he has dropped in the past, but on passes he has no business catching, too. If he keeps this up, he’s the clear-cut No. 2 wideout behind Davante Adams.
The story said Valdes-Scantling isn’t just a deep-ball threat anymore, and that’s scary for defenses that have largely been able to game plan for a one-dimensional receiver in the past. Perhaps the biggest thing to take away is "if he keeps this up." We currently rank MVS as the team's WR4 behind Cobb and Lazard.
Nov 27, 2020 · 6:59 PM EST
Packers WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling (achilles, questionable) missed practice Friday after taking limited reps Thursday and is questionable for Week 12. It sounds like he injured the Achilles in Thursday's practice. If he's out, the Packers would likely ramp Allen Lazard's snaps up more quickly than planned. Equanimeous St. Brown ran the fourth-most routes (8) against the Colts and would likely move up to the WR3 spot if Valdes-Scantling returns. RB/WR Tyler Ervin (wrist, ribs, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and could also serve as the team's WR3.