Aaron Rodgers committed to a future with the Green Bay Packers this offseason, signing a contract extension.
It seemed impossible a year ago, but it is now a reality.
Rodgers has shown no signs of slowing down, either, winning the past two NFL MVP awards. Can Rodgers make it three in a row this year?
Rodgers completed 366 of 531 passes for 4,115 yards and 37 touchdowns, with just four interceptions.
The MVP only missed one game — in Week 9 against the Kansas City Chiefs — as he was on the reserve/COVID-19 list.
2021 season review
It was yet another incredible season for the Packers’ future Hall-of-Famer.
Over the past two seasons, Rodgers has thrown 85 touchdown passes with only nine interceptions. They are video game numbers.
Rodgers is still playing some of the best football of his career. A big reason for that is Matt LaFleur’s offense. Together, Rodgers and LaFleur are a dream team.
However, for the second year in a row, Rodgers’ playoff performances haven’t met expectations.
Rodgers struggled in the Packers’ surprise divisional round loss to the San Francisco 49ers. He went 20/29 for 225 yards, no touchdowns, and no interceptions. The Packers scored just 10 points.
Still, Rodgers deservedly took home another MVP award after a phenomenal season.
Will he make the roster?
Yes. No uncertainty this summer.
After signing a new deal, Rodgers will remain in Green Bay for at least one more season. Maybe more.
What to expect in 2022
It’s unlikely Rodgers will win the MVP award for a third straight season. Then again, we would have said the same thing a year ago.
Losing Davante Adams and Marquez Valdes-Scantling makes it more challenging this time around. While the Packers have added talent at wide receiver, it’s tough to replace the years of reps he had built up with Adams and MVS. Not to mention that Adams is the best receiver in football.
Still, this is Aaron Rodgers. The Packers’ offense has been just fine in games Adams has missed under LaFleur.
Rodgers will need to help some of the young receivers along, but he is the four-time MVP for a reason. He makes everyone around him better.
Even if Rodgers doesn’t complete the hat-trick of MVPs, it should be another great season for the Packers’ star quarterback.
As long as Rodgers is wearing green and gold, the Packers are Super Bowl contenders.