1. Aaron Rodgers
To just about any other quarterback in the league, finishing a season with 4,442 yards, 25 touchdowns and two interceptions would be a career year. But for Rodgers, he played well below his MVP best for much of the 2018 season. Considering the injuries he played through for much of the year, it’s hardly surprising either.
Rodgers still made ridiculous throws nobody else can, but what was surprising was the number of simple throws he missed, such as an easy completion to Marquez Valdes-Scantling on third-and-two late in the game against Seattle. The Packers punted as a result and wouldn’t get the ball back for the rest of the game.
Two years ago, Rodgers missed over half the season with a broken collarbone. Last season he played through a serious knee injury for most of the year. It’s clear that staying healthy is the top priority in 2019.
And with a new, creative scheme, expect Rodgers to get back on track this year. If the defense reaches its potential, Rodgers won’t need to carry the team as he has done far too often. But the Packers will need Rodgers to play at a high level to make a serious push for the Super Bowl.
After dealing with multiple injuries over the past two years, Rodgers bounces back and helps the Packers return to the playoffs in 2019.