It has been a tricky season for the Inexperienced Bay Packers and reigning MVP Aaron Rodgers.
Rodgers has received the MVP the previous two years, serving to the Packers safe the NFC’s No. 1 seed in each seasons. However it has been a troublesome season for Rodgers and the Packers.
FanSided’s Matt Verderame has up to date his NFL quarterback power rankings forward of Week 12, and Rodgers is sixteenth.
“Rodgers didn’t get a lot going in opposition to Tennessee. Too many missed throws that ought to have been straightforward completions. He’s had a tough season,” Verderame wrote.
And Verderame is spot on.
Not solely did he miss some straightforward completions, a pair would’ve been key first downs within the fourth quarter.
Rodgers badly missed Sammy Watkins, who was vast open in the midst of the sector. Later within the quarter, he threw too excessive for Allen Lazard. We’re not used to seeing Rodgers miss these sorts of throws, ones he made look straightforward for thus a few years.
It’s not simply the throws Rodgers is lacking, but additionally those he’s not making.
Even when the Packers’ offense is working and vast receivers are getting open, too typically, both Rodgers isn’t seeing them, not getting the ball out fast sufficient, or is beneath stress.
Sadly, the offensive points for the Packers have been there all season.
Sure, Rodgers’ thumb damage hasn’t helped, however the offense was removed from its finest within the video games previous to that, together with within the second half of the New York Giants recreation in London earlier than his damage.
Critical questions should be requested within the offseason.
Had been the Packers proper to increase Rodgers’ contract final spring? Can they nonetheless win a championship with the four-time MVP in the event that they encompass him with extra expertise? Does Rodgers even wish to preserve taking part in in 2023?
Powerful questions will come after what has been a disappointing season for Rodgers and the Packers.