Packers: Position group rankings ahead of training camp

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CHARLOTTE, NC – DECEMBER 17: Aaron Rodgers
CHARLOTTE, NC – DECEMBER 17: Aaron Rodgers /

1. Quarterback

Starter: Aaron Rodgers

In the mix: Brett Hundley, DeShone Kizer, Tim Boyle

Anytime you have possibly the best player in the game at a position, regardless of who the backup is, that unit is in good shape. Although Brett Hundley looked poor at best for most of last season, the hope is that the backup doesn’t have to play unless it’s during mop-up duty.

Aaron Rodgers is fully healthy after suffering a broken collarbone in 2017. If history repeats itself, we could see Rodgers add a third MVP to his resume this year. Rodgers was playing at a high level prior to his injury, and I don’t expect anything less in his return this season.

Rodgers will be playing with a few new receivers this year. That may hurt his early-season numbers, but I don’t expect a drop-off in his play. Jimmy Graham gives Rodgers a big target he has been missing since the injury to Jermichael Finley.

The running back position is deeper than it has been at any point of Rodgers’ career. It may take some time for all the pieces to come together, but once they do Rodgers will have plenty of weapons at his disposal.

Most of the talk surrounding Rodgers this offseason had to do with his contract, and possible animosity towards the front office. If either of those things add to the already-famous chip on Rodgers’ shoulder, we could see a man on a mission to tear up the league.

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We’ve all seen what can happen should Rodgers go down. Let’s just hope we don’t have to endure that again.