Packers fall in 2021 power rankings due to Aaron Rodgers uncertainty

Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /

If Aaron Rodgers is the Green Bay Packers‘ starting quarterback in 2021, they will again be serious Super Bowl contenders. Without him, it’s hard to predict how competitive they’ll be, but there’s no doubt their chances of winning it all would drop.

It could go in either direction. Here we are, only a couple of weeks away from the start of the Packers’ training camp, and we’re still guessing whether Rodgers will show up or play any part in the regular season.

As a result, the Packers have fallen significantly in NFL Spin Zone’s pre-training camp power rankings. And understandably so.

NFL Spin Zone’s Randy Gurzi has Green Bay dropping all the way down to 14th, having been third in the previous rankings. It highlights just how important Rodgers still is to this team, even with all of the talent the Packers have on the roster.

Gurzi notes that it’s tough to rank the Packers at the moment, but adds that “they really could skyrocket one way or the other based on what Rodgers decides to do”.

And it’s absolutely right. How the Rodgers situation plays out will determine how competitive the Packers can be in the 2021 season.

If Rodgers doesn’t play this year, it’s hard to make a case for Green Bay to win the Super Bowl. Maybe Jordan Love could lead this team to the playoffs, especially given the talent the team has at key positions, but it could also go the other direction.

But with Rodgers, the sky is the limit.

So, we wait. In a couple of weeks, maybe sooner, we’ll likely have our answer. If Rodgers doesn’t show up at the start of training camp, it’s likely not a good sign. But if he’s there, we’ll all be ready for another Packers Super Bowl push in 2021.