Thirty-seven-year-old Aaron Rodgers is yet to give a clarifying answer as to if this will be his last season with the Green Bay Packers. If this is in fact his farewell tour, it is off to a very rocky start.
In Week 1, Green Bay played against the New Orleans Saints. To put it lightly, the Packers were absolutely wrecked with the final score being a shocking 38-3.
Needless to say, Rodgers was not at the top of his game. So much so that coach Matt LaFleur pulled the quarterback out of the game with less than 11 minutes left in the game. the 37-year-old was then replaced by backup and reigning MVP Jordan Love. Despite this, the Packers were still completely crushed.
“They came ready to play; absolutely embarrassed us today,” LaFleur revealed to reporters after the game. He elaborated and shared, “Our guys are going to have to take a long, hard look in the mirror. That starts with myself. Obviously, I didn’t get these guys ready to go play ball…We have to get back to work. This isn’t going to magically repair itself.”
This is the second worst game Aaron Rodgers has played in his career with the NFL.
Rodgers has been with the Green Bay Packers since 2005 and with this much time in the NFL under his belt, Sunday’s game was among the worst he has ever played. With an astounding 15 out of 28 pass attempts for 133 yards, 0 touchdowns, and 2 interceptions, the game against the Saints was his second-worst mark since 2014. Despite all of these faults, Rodgers does not seem to be sharing the same sentiments as his coach.
“I’ll let him use those words, and I’ll use, ‘it’s just one game,'” the NFL star offered, explaining his difference in opinion compared to coach LaFleur. “We played bad. I played bad. Offensively we didn’t execute very well. One game. We’ve got 16 to go.”
He even used the word ‘relax’ to send the message that he is not worked about the state of Green Bay. “Five letters here just for everybody out there in Packer-land: R-E-L-A-X. Relax. We’re going to be OK,” Rodgers said.
He also elaborated and ensured that he has high hopes for future games, stating, “We’re coming off a couple of NFC Championship Games and obviously feeling good about the unit that we have on offense. … So this is a good kick in the you-know-where. Hopefully, get us going in the right direction going back home and playing a division opponent [Detroit] next week.”
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