Reviewing Aaron Rodgers’ season, and looking ahead to 2019.
But it was a frustrating year for the entire offense, Rodgers included.
Let’s take a look back at his 2018 season.
2018 season in review
Statistically, it was a great season for Rodgers. He threw for 4,442 yards, second-best in his career behind only his 2011 MVP season. Rodgers only had two interceptions all season, the fewest of his career since becoming the starter in 2008.
Despite that, Rodgers threw just 25 touchdown passes, his lowest in a season when playing at least 10 games.
Take away the stats, and it was a frustrating season for Rodgers by his high standards.
Rodgers missed a number of throws he’d usually make in his sleep, many at key moments. As a result the offense struggled to meet its high expectations, and the Packers would only win six games.
But to be fair to Rodgers, he dealt with injuries throughout 2018, starting in the season-opener against Chicago. Rodgers left the game in the first half with a knee injury, a nightmare scenario that had many fans, myself included, thinking his season was over.
But Rodgers not only returned to the game, but led an incredible comeback. He wouldn’t miss a game, but was clearly limited for most of the season due to the knee injury.
Rodgers also dealt with a groin injury against the New York Jets, and left the season finale against the Detroit Lions with a concussion.
Looking ahead to 2019 season
After a second losing season in a row, the Packers made a change at head coach, replacing Mike McCarthy with Matt LaFleur.
The hope is that LaFleur can bring fresh ideas to the offense, which is exactly what the team needs.
The key for Rodgers will be staying healthy. If he does, there’s every chance the offense improves in a big way under LaFleur.
As ever, the Green Bay Packers’ playoff hopes will rest on Aaron Rodgers. But there’s reason to be excited about this offense. With fresh ideas and a new scheme, the Packers could once again be Super Bowl contenders again in 2019, with Rodgers in the race for a third league-MVP award.