4. Aaron Rodgers
In the 2018 season, Aaron Rodgers didn’t look like the same Rodgers we were used to. It was weird, statistically, Rodgers had a great season. He threw for 4,442 yards and 25 touchdowns and just two interceptions. It’s like he said on the Pat McAfee Show, a down year for him is still a career year for other QBs. And he wasn’t wrong.
That year, the Packers finished with a 6-9-1 record. He was the quarterback of a stale offense that couldn’t seem to get a receiver open. Eventually, it cost Mike McCarthy his job and Rodgers was labeled hard to work with by the media. They loved to build up the narrative that Rodgers was hard to work with and anyone the Packers hired was going to have a monumental task in front of them to make Rodgers happy.
Turns out, it was all hot garbage. Rodgers and Matt LaFleur have worked well together and seem to have a good relationship. Maybe a change in the offense and coaching is all Rodgers really needed.
Last season, Rodgers was still a little shaky at times. You could attribute that to being in the first year of a new offense after being in the same offense for most of his 15-year career. Now that he is in his second year with LaFleur, Rodgers is and should be firmly in the MVP conversation.
On the season, Rodgers has thrown for 2,889 yards, 29 touchdowns, and four interceptions. He also has a passer rating of 115.8, his highest since the 2011 season when he won MVP and the Packers went 15-1.
Having Rodgers playing at an elite level means the Packers will almost never be out of a game. He has carried this team on his shoulders for most of his career and he continues to do it this season, especially with how the defense has performed.
It’s pretty obvious that Packers fans are all very thankful to have 12 in the green and gold.