Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers lost a lot of talent from their offense this offseason. Star wide receiver Davante Adams was traded to the Las Vegas Raiders and Marquez Valdes-Scantling signed with the Kansas City Chiefs as a free agent.
Losing your top two wide receivers is never easy, as that is a lot of production walking out the door. However, it is a lot easier to overcome their loss when you have a quarterback of the caliber of Aaron Rodgers.
The organization had to be ecstatic that they were able to work out a long-term deal with Rodgers this offseason. The deal should keep him in Green Bay for the remainder of his career after some flirtation with leaving to play for another organization or retiring from the NFL.
Despite now being 38-years old, Rodgers has shown no signs of slowing down. He has won the MVP award the last two seasons, seemingly motivated by the Packers selecting his supposed successor in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft in Jordan Love.
Since Love was selected, Rodgers has been lights out. He has thrown for 8,414 yards and 85 touchdowns compared to only nine interceptions the last two seasons combined. Rodgers completed 69.8 percent of his passes as well, remaining among the elite quarterbacks in the league.
If those numbers don’t show enough of how good Rodgers has been, this stat from PFF will cement it. According to PFF, Rodgers is the highest-graded quarterback in the NFL since 2020 with a grade of 94.8. He is just ahead of Tom Brady, who has a 94.6 and Josh Allen, who registered a 92.6.
As long as Aaron Rodgers is under center, the Packers will be considered among the favorites to win the Super Bowl. If he continues playing at this level, they will be very difficult to beat as their defense is also improved a lot this offseason.
While Green Bay knows that they can rely on Rodgers to win them games, it has to be reassuring knowing that they don’t have to rely solely on him to do so.