Aaron Rodgers is one of the greatest quarterbacks of the modern era. However, his time in Green Bay seems to be coming to an end after his relationship with the front office fell apart. The summer was littered with endless stories of how he wants to leave and see out the remainder of his career with another franchise. It resulted in a brutal Week One showing against New Orleans that was the worst loss of his career. But why is he headed for doom overall?
We looked at how this came to this and the reasons why Rodgers and the Packers are facing an inevitable doom. On paper, 2021 had the potential to be a glorious season for the franchise. Unfortunately, for Green Bay fans, it’s unlikely to happen that way. Check out the list below via Sportsnaut.
20. Lack of Reps
Nobody expected Rodgers to play in the preseason but there’s no doubt that the lack of reps hurt him. The fact that he missed their minicamp was disrespectful to the team and may have damaged the start of their season (via The Washington Post). Controversial backup Jordan Love received the first real opportunity of his Packers career. This is very similar to Rodgers’ own path when Brett Favre failed to show commitment to the franchise toward the end of his career.
Rodgers returned to practice but he arrived late. It’s not ideal for a franchise quarterback to spend most of the summer away from the training field, but that’s exactly what Rodgers did. This may doom his hopes of winning a second Super Bowl ring. Can it be a coincidence that he put in one of the worst performances of his entire career after such an inconsistent summer?