The Green Bay Packers created a glimmer of hope for the 2022 season with their come-from-behind victory over the Dallas Cowboys in Week 10. It gave them some positive momentum heading into their Thursday Night Football matchup against the Tennessee Titans to kick off Week 11, but that glimmer of hope has dimmed once again.
The Titans defeated the Packers 27-17, looking like the team that was built to play in wintry conditions. Tennessee scored on the first drive of the game and never looked back as they never trailed.
Ryan Tannehill, who returned to the lineup last week after missing multiple games with an ankle injury, outplayed Aaron Rodgers. He completed 22-of-27 passes for 333 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. Tannehill completed all of the throws that the Titans needed him to while Rodges was misfiring throughout the evening.
While Rodgers has not lost confidence in his team turning things around, the Packers’ playoff hopes are very slim currently. They likely need to win their six remaining games to have a chance at qualifying.
There are a lot of factors that have gone into Green Bay having this poor of a season. While making an appearance on ESPN’s First Take, former NFL linebacker Bart Scott laid out some of them. In addition, he also believes the Packers need to move on from Rodgers and trade him.
“This is a failure on all levels. … I put Aaron Rodgers responsible third.”
That could very well be a route that Green Bay explores in the offseason but it will not be an easy transaction to pull off. Rodgers is owed a ton of money and the team will incur a massive cap hit for him unless he retires.
Retirement is certainly a possibility as Rodgers signed an extension during the offseason but there was no guarantee about how much longer he would play. Given how this season has gone, no one would blame him if he decided to walk away. But, doing so would mean passing on $59 million next year.