“I like where we’re at as far as kind of flying under the radar even though we went 13-3 last year.”
These were the words of Aaron Rodgers before the Green Bay Packers’ opening game with the Minnesota Vikings. There has been much speculation regarding the chemistry between quarterback, Aaron Rodgers, and head coach, Matt LaFleur, following the 2020 NFL Draft.
In the 2020 NFL Draft, the Green Bay Packers decided to trade up and pick Utah State quarterback, Jordan Love. This pick created much drama surrounding the possibility of Matt LaFleur looking to boot Aaron out of Green Bay. Also, recently, Rodgers came out and mentioned that he doesn’t see his career ending in Green Bay. However, Aaron still seemed to be optimistic about the Packers’ chances in the 2020-21 NFL season.
Many predictions have the Packers falling to a 7-9 record, sitting at the bottom of the NFC North. However, in the 2019-20 NFL season, the Packers mounted a 13-3 season, and were bested by the San Francisco 49ers, who were the Packers’ achilles heel. The 49ers offense picked apart the Packers defense with their run-pass, west coast offense.
Aside from the drafting of Jordan Love, the Packers’ roster looks relatively similar. They added Carolina Panthers’ Devin Funchess, who recently opted out of the season, due to COVID-19 reasons. The Packers’ offense and defense looks relatively similar, and they have a good chance to mount another stellar season.
Look for the Packers to be a surprise pick, and possibly a revolution of Aaron Rodgers.