QB - GB
It was a foregone conclusion that the Packers would add some wide receiver help for Rodgers in the draft. Not only did they not draft a wide receiver, but they also traded up and drafted a quarterback in the first round. The way the Packers drafted suggest that they don't realize they have an all-time great as their quarterback. Here's a fun stat: Rodgers has thrown 364 touchdowns in his career. Just one of them has gone to a player drafted in the first round. The Packers aren't going to become a pass-first team under Matt LaFleur, meaning Rodgers won't be a fantasy stud. Still, he's played at least 15 games 10 times in his career, and has never finished worse than the No. 9 quarterback.
All indications right now are that the Packers want to build their team around the run game and take the ball out of Rodgers' hands. It's asinine, but that appears to be their plan for this season. Because of that, we could see Rodgers' overall pass attempts diminish, which puts a ceiling on his fantasy output this season. He'll still be in the weekly starter conversation, but it's unlikely that we see him finish in the top-5 at the position.
After years of statistical decline, 40yo Brett Favre posted career highs in Comp%, Y/A, QB rating while throwing 33TDs on a run 1st team. @ClutchFantasy
Everyone is looking at Aaron Rodgers like a fantasy thing of the past when in reality he could be at his most dangerous in 2020. In his very first year in Matt Lafleur's system, Rodgers threw 26 TDs and 4 INTs. Now, in his second year in the system and the assuming Davante Adams can stay healthy for 16 games, we could see vintage Rodgers again. Don't forget, two years ago he was QB6.
In 2019, Matt Ryan had a disappointing year, only passing for over 300 yards in 11 games. So what? Well, Aaron Rodgers has passed for over 300 yards 11 times since 2016! To make matters worse, his TD numbers have tumbled, his green zone passing percentage has halved and he has absolutely no receiving quality behind Davante Adams. To make matters worse, the Packers "Brains Trust", and I use that term loosely, drafted a QB and RB in the first to rounds of the NFL draft and failed to pick up a receiver in perhaps the deepest receiving classes ever. I don't know what's going on in Green Bay but whatever it is, it's not good for Rodgers. ARod's Not Dead, but he's not looking great either.
Rodgers is not what he once was as a runner, finishing with just 46 rushing attempts for 183 yards and 1 touchdown. He also had only 4,002 yards passing and 26 passing touchdown. The combination of a more run-oriented offense and him not running much has caused him to drop to a high-end QB2.
Packers no longer ignoring the run, and he has less weekly upside while he remains starter
36 years old - UFA 2024, potential out 2022
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