Training camp is underway and some names are already generating some buzz — both good and bad. Here are a few of the training camp standouts thus far:
Recently, Carson Wentz has stood out in all the wrong ways. That trend is continuing at Washington’s training camp. While it is a new offense, Wentz has been inaccurate and thrown a number of interceptions during team periods. Missed reads and timing are understandable, but Wentz is now 29 and shouldn’t be struggling with basic concepts put in during the early parts of the off-season. Even more concerning is that his mechanical and accuracy issues still plague him.
Brandon Aiyuk has quickly become new quarterback Trey Lance’s favorite target. The two have connected on a number of passes downfield. Also promising is that Aiyuk is getting first-team reps after being in Shanahan’s doghouse for much of last season. Head coach Kyle Shanahan has been impressed with Aiyuk and the arrow seems to be pointing up for the 3rd-year receiver.
Green Bay‘s 4th round rookie receiver has quickly garnered the approval of quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Romeo Doubs received the elusive praise from Rodgers when the QB appeared on NFL Network. Doubs has consistently won 50-50 balls and made some splash plays through training camp. When Aaron Rodgers trusts his receiver, big things will come. That’s a very good sign for Romeo Doubs finding a home in the Packers’ offense.
There is a buzz growing around second year quarterback Davis Mills. The Texans might have struggled last year, but Mills showed he belonged in the NFL and quietly produced a very nice rookie year. Mills has parlayed that into more success early on in training camp and has begun to earn the praise of teammates and coaches alike.