After taking home Most Valuable Player honors in back-to-back seasons, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is entering the season with not as much hype as before. Why? Well, there's no denying the loss of Davante Adams doesn't have people high on the NFC North side.
The expectation is that Rodgers and Co. will struggle this upcoming season without Adams, one of the top wideouts out there. Let's hold the phone on that, though, as Rodgers is still one of the best players in the game, period. He'll be ready to silence his haters in 2022.
List of QBs to throw for 4,000+ yards in EACH of the last 3 seasons:— CBS Sports HQ (@CBSSportsHQ) August 19, 2022
Even more impressive without a clear-cut WR1 😤 pic.twitter.com/eeI8SgQD0e
Aaron Rodgers is one of the top NFL quarterbacks
Last season ended in disappointment for Rodgers and the Packers, losing to the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Divisional Round. This came after the team was nearly unstoppable in the regular season, taking home the No. 1 seed in the NFC in impressive fashion.
Without Adams, GB doesn't have a true star No. 1 WR, but don't sleep on Allen Lazard. The young receiver looks poised to have a big year, especially with him and Rodgers starting to develop some real chemistry together. Lazard has what it takes to have a huge year.
We don't have to worry about Rodgers' play, as he's the reigning back-to-back MVP for a reason. Rodgers can sling the ball around arguably better than any other quarterback.
Patrick Mahomes and Tom Brady are surely in the conversation, but Rodgers has commanded the respect of everyone out there.
He's won one Super Bowl with the Packers and he'd of course love to bring home one more title before he eventually hangs up his cleats. If Rodgers gets that job done this year, he could win an unreal third MVP in a row.
People may be doubting No. 12, but there's no doubt in our minds he'll have a monster campaign. He'll continue giving opposing defenses plenty of problems from start to finish in '22.