ESPN’s projections for Packers QB Aaron Rodgers are rather unflattering

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Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers are heading into the 2020 NFL season as a contender in some books and an overrated team in others. No one truly knows what to expect from the team that went 13-3 last season and made a trip to the NFC Championship Game.

In addition to those who are doubting the Packers as a whole, there are even more who are doubting Rodgers. He has seen his name smeared quite often this offseason. Some believe age is starting to show and have gone so far as to say that he is no longer an elite NFL quarterback.

Count ESPN among those who are expecting a big drop-off from Rodgers this season. They have released their league-wide projections for offensive players and did not look favorable on Rodgers’ upcoming 2020 season with the Packers.

At this point in time, ESPN has projected Rodgers to throw for just 3,820 yards, 26 touchdowns, and eight interceptions.

Those numbers would result in a drop of 182 passing yards, the same amount of touchdown passes, and an increase of four interceptions. While they aren’t the worst projections in the world, they are certainly not flattering. Fans in Green Bay are not going to be happy with them.

Rodgers has a massive chip on his shoulder heading into this season. We here at NFL Analysis Network absolutely disagree with the projections that ESPN has made for Rodgers. In fact, we believe that Rodgers could very well have an MVP-caliber season.

If we had to make predictions to respond to those from ESPN, we would project Rodgers to rack up 4,200 passing yards, 32 touchdowns, and six interceptions.

All of that being said, it will be interesting to see what kind of season Aaron Rodgers puts together for the Packers. Green Bay certainly believes that they are going to be a Super Bowl contender and their franchise quarterback will have something to prove as well.