Packers: Aaron Rodgers 16th in FanSided QB power rankings

Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images) /

It has been a tough season for the Green Bay Packers and reigning MVP Aaron Rodgers.

Rodgers has won the MVP the past two years, helping the Packers secure the NFC’s No. 1 seed in both seasons. But it has been a difficult season for Rodgers and the Packers.

FanSided’s Matt Verderame has updated his NFL quarterback power rankings ahead of Week 12, and Rodgers is 16th.

“Rodgers didn’t get much going against Tennessee. Too many missed throws that should have been easy completions. He’s had a rough season,” Verderame wrote.

And Verderame is spot on.

Not only did he miss some easy completions, a couple would’ve been key first downs in the fourth quarter.

Rodgers badly missed Sammy Watkins, who was wide open in the middle of the field. Later in the quarter, he threw too high for Allen Lazard. We’re not used to seeing Rodgers miss these kinds of throws, ones he made look easy for so many years.

It’s not just the throws Rodgers is missing, but also the ones he’s not making.

Even when the Packers’ offense is working and wide receivers are getting open, too often, either Rodgers isn’t seeing them, not getting the ball out quick enough, or is under pressure.

Unfortunately, the offensive issues for the Packers have been there all season.

Yes, Rodgers’ thumb injury hasn’t helped, but the offense was far from its best in the games prior to that, including in the second half of the New York Giants game in London before his injury.

Serious questions need to be asked in the offseason.

Were the Packers right to extend Rodgers’ contract last spring? Can they still win a championship with the four-time MVP if they surround him with more talent? Does Rodgers even want to keep playing in 2023?

Tough questions will come after what has been a disappointing season for Rodgers and the Packers.