The majority of Green Bay Packers fans, myself included, would love to see Aaron Rodgers playing in the green and gold this season. The reigning NFL MVP gives the Packers their best opportunity to bring the Lombardi Trophy back home.
In the two seasons (2013 and 2017) when Rodgers missed significant time due to injury, we saw how the team can collapse. When he broke his collarbone in ’13, the Packers had Seneca Wallace, Scott Tolzien, and Matt Flynn all start games at QB with the Packers going 2-4-1 in that time. The Packers still made the playoffs, but that was in spite of their 8-7-1 record.
Four years on, Rodgers broke his collarbone again. With Brett Hundley under center, the Packers went 3-6.
So, what if Rodgers doesn’t play for the Packers this season? Would their season fall apart in the same way it did the previous two times Rodgers didn’t play multiple games? What would happen if the team turned to Jordan Love this season?
Well, it doesn’t have to all be doom and gloom. In fact, quite the opposite. While there’s no doubting that the Packers’ ceiling will be lowered if their three-time MVP isn’t playing, they can still have a successful season and win a lot of games with Love under center.