Upon first glance, one would assume Geronimo Allison is a goner.
After he struggled mightily in 2019 following an injury shortened season the year prior, the writing should be and likely is on the wall that Allison will be out of Green Bay as the Packers look to reinvigorate the wide receiver position outside of Davante Adams.
If you look deeper, could there be a legitimate reason to bring Allison back for 2020 albeit it on a short leash heading into training camp?
He was given a one-year “prove it deal” after 2018 and the results were less than spectacular in his first year in head coach Matt LaFleur’s offense. He played well as a run blocker but he couldn’t find any sort of consistency in the passing game. As a target that had earned Aaron Rodgers’ trust the hard way as an undrafted rookie in 2016, the fall from grace was a little surprising.
One thing Allison has going for him is the rest of the receivers not named Adams or to a lesser extent Allen Lazard had a poor year. LaFleur fires Alvis Whitted as receivers coach (the position remains infilled) and that could give Allison a leg up over you get players like Jake Kumerow and Marquez Valdes-Scantling.
Whether or not his struggles will be written off due to a new offense or if the Packers will have seen enough that they let him walk in free agency will something to watch as Brian Gutekunst works to rebuild the receiver position.
Allison likely won’t be a part of it, but there’s more than a fringe shot he could get another one-year veteran minimum deal to give him one last chance.
Now on to today’s curds:
G-Mo is likely more than no-mo in Green Bay.
Hopefully this Joshua Jones works out better than the last one did for the Packers.
With Blake Martinez more than likely on the way out, Green Bay needs to add some new blood at the inside linebacker spot and the draft may not be the best option.
Onside kicks may be on the way out if the league approves proposed rule changes at the yearly meetings at the end of the month.
This dog does his own thing and has no regard for the rules. Good boy.