GREEN BAY, Wis. There are two colliding realities as Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers adapts to life without Davante Adams.One: Rodgers has never gone into a season without at least one established, big-time receiver. When he took over as the starter in 2008, he inherited Donald Driver and Greg Jennings. Eventually, Driver and Jennings turned into Jordy Nelson and Orlando Cepeda Jersey Randall Cobb. The last few years, Rodgers leaned on the All-Pro Adams.Two: Green Bay famously hasnt used a first-round draft pick on a receiver since Javon Walker two decades ago but has made a killing in the second round with Jennings, Nelson, Cobb and Adams. This offseason, general manager Brian Gutekunst traded Adams to the Las Vegas Raiders for first- and second-round draft picks. In the NFL Draft, Gutekunst traded his two second-rounders to the rival Vikings to zoom up to No. 34 overall to select North Dakota States Christian Watson. The hope no, the expectation is that Watson will become the Packers next great second-round receiver.Nothing will be handed to Watson, though. Gutekunst took out some preemptive insurance by signing Sammy Watkins in free agency. The fourth pick of the 2014 draft might be more name than game at this point. In three of the last four seasons, hes mi sed more games due to injuries than hes scored touchdowns. His nine touchdowns the past four seasons would be a good couple months for Adams. Still, adding a veteran was a wise move so the team wont be forced to play a rookie before hes ready. : Every year theres opinions that start coming out about players in helmets and shorts, and I would say lets everybody just take a nice, deep, long breath and trust the training camp time that we have, trust the coaching staff, trust the relationships that will continue to be formed, trust the guys in the room like Allen Lazard and Randall Cobb and Sammy Watkins to help these young guys out. The hope is Lazard, Watkins and Cobb will be good enough to keep the Rodgers-led pa sing game rolling until Watson is ready for prime time. Watson is a giant ball of potential. Of the 25 receivers who attended the Scouting Combine and were drafted, Watson was the tallest and the sixth-fastest.Its early. Im not going to make a lot of impre sion statements about them, Rodgers said when asked about the rookie receivers during minicamp. But the most important thing is the mental part right now. As much as theres conversation around the importance of me being here and how much that means to the young guys, the most important thing for the young guys right now is to learn the offense. Its early. Im not going to make a lot of impre sion statements about them, Rodgers said when asked about the Mike Foltynewicz Jersey rookie receivers during minicamp. But the most important thing is the mental part right now. As much as theres conversation around the importance of me being here and how much that means to the young guys, the most important thing for the young guys right now is to learn the offense. The offense that gets run on the field is the offense that makes Rodgers and every other high-quality veteran quarterback so dangerous. As baseball legend Yogi Berra might have said, playing quarterback is 90 percent mental and the other half is physical. Rodgers ability to diagnose the defenses intentions and attack the weakne s by switching to the perfect play or adjusting a receiver to a certain route with a subtle gesture is one reason why hes a sure-fire, first-ballot Hall of Famer. Adams and Nelson were dominant forces because of years and years of chemistry with Rodgers. That chemistry was built through uncountable numbers of snaps during games, reps during practices and conversations in hallways between meetings. Matt Joyce Jersey Watson wont have that when the season kicks off on Sept. 11 at Minnesota. He got a bit of a taste of whats to come during the two minicamp practices. The real work will begin when the team hits the practice field for the first time of training camp on July 27. Youve got to be on your Ps and Qs when 12s out there, Watson said. Hes going to be making checks at the line and hes going to be expecting you to be at a spot on time, so definitely just your head is spinning a little bit. But youve got to make sure youre there, doing everything right, to be on the same page with him.Ditching that offense just to force-feed Watson 40 snaps per game probably isnt the way to go, especially for a team with its eyes on the February prize. The hope is Watson (and fellow draft picks Romeo Doubs and/or Samori Toure) will be able to run the Rodgers version of the offense for the stretch run and playoffs so the offense can take flight Eddie Rosario Jersey for the most important games of the season. Throughout his career, Aaron Rodgers has had at least one established star on his receiver corps. That will not be the case in 2022 following the trade of Davante Adams. Here is a look at the top returning receivers for each of Rodgers' seasons as the starter. 2008Greg Jennings (25 years old): 80 receptions, 1,292 yards, 9 TDs. A second-round pick in 2006, this was Jennings third season in the NFL. After catching 53 pa ses for 920 yards and 12 touchdowns in 13 games in 2007, he was on his way to becoming a star at this point in his career.Donald Driver (33); 74 receptions, 1,012 yards, 5 TDs. A three-time Pro Bowler, this was Drivers 10th season in the NFL and his fifth consecutive season of 1,000-plus yards.James Jones (24): 20 receptions, 274 yards, 1 TD. A third-round pick in 2007, this was Jones second season. Jones was a key player as a rookie with 47 receptions for 676 yards and two touchdowns.Of note: The Packers used a second-round pick on Jordy Nelson, and he contributed 33 receptions for 366 yards and two scores. 2009Driver (34): 70 receptions, 1,061 yards, 6 TDs. Jennings (26): 68 receptions, 1,113 yards, 4 TDs. TE Jermichael Finley (22): 55 receptions, 676 yards, 5 TDs. Jones (25): 32 receptions, 440 yards, 5 TDs.Nelson (24): 22 receptions, 320 yards, 2 TDs.Of note: This was Drivers sixth consecutive season topping 1,000 yards. Driver and Jennings formed one of only four receiver duos to each top 1,000. Meanwhile, Finley, a third-round pick in 2008, took a big step forward after catching only six pa ses as a rookie. 2010Jennings (27): 76 receptions, 1,265 yards, 12 TDs. Driver (35): 51 receptions, 565 yards, 4 TDs.Jones (26): 50 receptions, 679 yards, 5 TDs.Nelson (25): 45 receptions, 582 yards, 2 TDs. Of note: Jennings officially became the clear-cut No. 1 receiver and earned his first Pro Bowl with his third consecutive David Justice Jersey season of 1,100-plus yards. It was a solid third season for Nelson, but it was the postseason where he took the league by storm and set the stage for the rest of his career. He caught eight pa ses at Atlanta and then had a monster Super B