Anyone who has watched the first five games of the season, can see that Rodgers has not played well. The first halves vs the Bears, Washington, and the Lions were particularly poor, while the Buffalo game and the Vikings game in all were good/okay, though not great. While this level of play overall is middle of the road and still better than much of the league, it is not up to par for the league’s highest paid player.
This is also what gives me the most hope as a fan. It is a team game after all, and other parts of the team have improved. Rodgers playing better is an easy fix and one that we have seen before, in 2016 after starting the season poorly. Improvement in quarterback play is the surest way to improve any team in the NFL given the position’s importance, in todays NFL.
Criticism for his play thus far is justified. And it is okay to criticize. But that doesn’t take anything away from him, his talent, or what he has done for the team. Or is it predticting his play for the rest of the season.
But to some, any criticism is blasphemy. Case in point.
I do worship the ground Aaron walks on. Every packer fan should. He already has guaranteed money and fighting through pain to try to win and spoiled Packer fans throw out screen shots and act like they know what they’re talking about
— Brett Vandenack (@b_vandypack) October 9, 2018
So since some fans are transparent that Rodgers, under no circumstance can do anything wrong. I developed a flow chart, so we can all get on board.
You got that?
No lets all hope that we don’t have to refer too much the rest of the season.
Originally from Glidden Wisconsin, Jason Straetz is a lifelong Packers\' fan, who has lived in Maine for over 30 years. He is a writer for packerstalk.com. You can follow him on Twitter: @jsnstz