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APC Question of the Day: Who will finish second on the Packers in receiving TDs in 2019?

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Adams is the number one guy...so who will be Aaron Rodgers’ number two when he’s trying to find paydirt?

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Aaron Rodgers loves throwing the football to Davante Adams. It’s a proven fact — Rodgers threw 169 passes to Adams last year, nearly double the number of balls thrown to Jimmy Graham, whose 89 targets came in second. Furthermore, Rodgers threw 13 touchdown passes to Adams a year ago, more than half of his entire total of 25 for the entire 2018 season.

For 2019, that leaves a big question mark for the Green Bay Packers. If we assume that Adams stays healthy and ends up as the team’s leading receiver and touchdown-scorer through the air, who finishes in the second spot?

That’s the question of the day here at Acme Packing Company. Who finishes with the second-most touchdown receptions in 2019? Here are your likeliest candidates.

Geronimo Allison

Allison was on a tear to start 2018 before going on the shelf for the year with an injury. He scored twice in five games, tying with three other players for the second spot. A full season and established trust with Rodgers could put him as the number two option near the goal line.

Jimmy Graham

Another player who finished with two touchdowns last year, Graham had the second-most targets overall behind Adams. He also should have had a third score late in the year against the Bears, if not for the ball doinking off his hands and getting picked off. Furthermore, don’t forget that he used his 6-foot-7 frame to catch ten touchdowns in 2017.

Marquez Valdes-Scantling

Like Allison and Graham, MVS also had two touchdowns last year, when he was a rookie. He also had the third-most targets overall with 73. He can score on long plays with his speed (40-yarder against the Rams) as well as in tight thanks to his size and catch radius. This is an entirely plausible pick.

Equanimeous St. Brown

While the other three players above him seem to have more established roles, St. Brown showed a knack for having a connection with Rodgers at times last year. He is even bigger than MVS at 6-foot-5, so he could become a red-zone monster.

Aaron Jones

Would it surprise anyone if the team’s top running back found paydirt through the air a lot this year? It probably shouldn’t, given Matt LaFleur’s stated commitment to getting his running backs involved in the passing game.


Discuss away in the comments and vote in the poll below to tell us who’s going to finish number two in TD receptions.

Poll

Which Packers player will finish second to Davante Adams in touchdown receptions in 2019?

This poll is closed

  • 22%
    Geronimo Allison
    (172 votes)
  • 18%
    Jimmy Graham
    (142 votes)
  • 30%
    Marquez Valdes-Scantling
    (231 votes)
  • 7%
    Equanimeous St. Brown
    (55 votes)
  • 10%
    Aaron Jones
    (77 votes)
  • 10%
    Someone else
    (79 votes)
756 votes total Vote Now