Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has led the Packers to 7-2 record, which puts them in second place in the NFC. Rodgers still probably wishes he had a few more playmakers around him, but he has still put the team in good position to compete for another Super Bowl.
So far this season, Rodgers has completed 67.8 percent of his passes for 2,578 yards, 26 touchdowns, and just three interceptions.
Everyone knows that Rodgers is the deciding factor for the Packers, so let’s take a look at four reasons why he can lead them to the Super Bowl.
4. His Actions Pre-Snap
Rodgers is one of the best quarterbacks pre-snap at the line of scrimmage either changing the play or catching the defenses in bad position. Rodgers hasn’t been able to catch teams with his hard count as much this season because of the lack of fans, but multiple times this season he has caught the opposing team with too many players on the field.
Rodgers also uses his hard count to get defenses to show what they are doing, and change his play depending on what he sees. With every play being so key during the playoffs, having this advantage on a few plays could be the difference in the Packers winning the Super Bowl.
3. He Is Making The Smart Play
Rodgers has thrown only three interceptions this year and it’s very rare that he makes a costly turnover. Since the 2011 season, Rodgers hasn’t thrown more than eight interceptions.
He is always looking to push the ball downfield, but he isn’t afraid to make the checkdown to pick up four or five yards instead of throwing the interception.
When the playoffs roll around, if Rodgers needs to make the clutch throw he will take the chances, but not often will he make a throw that leaves others scratching their head.
2. He Makes His Receivers Better
Even though the Packers didn’t do Aaron Rodgers any favors bringing in talent at wide receiver, he does the best he can with the talent surrounding him.
Davante Adams is a star, but Rodgers has helped Marquez Valdes-Scantling and tight end Robert Tonyan take a big step forward.
Rodgers has proven time and time again that he is going to find the open receiver to lead the Packers to wins.
1. Shootouts Are A Speciality
Six times this season the Packers have scored at least 30 points and Rodgers is the reason why. The Packers’ defense has issues, especially stopping the run,
In Week 1, the Packers defense gave up 34 points to the Minnesota Vikings, but Rodgers led the Packers offense to 43 points.
The Packers’ defense had problems in the playoffs in 2019 and in 2020 it’s a problem that could creep up again. Look for Rodgers to learn from some of the failures during the 2019 season to be better this postseason.
With a lot of the NFC teams having so many holes defensively, this is a great opportunity for Rodgers to lead the Packers to another Super Bowl.