Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has another impressive feat on his resume. During Sunday's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Rodgers passed Hall-of-Famer Warren Moon on the all-time passing yardage list, bringing Rodgers to No. 11.
After a few seasons of being a little "off," Rodgers has come back to being the Rodgers we all know in 2020. Whether he's entirely healthy or just vibing with head coach Matt LaFleur, Rodgers isn't to be messed with this season.
Next up: Winning the division and playing deep into the playoffs. If Rodgers keeps playing like he has been, that won't be a huge problem.
The Green Bay Packers and the San Francisco 49ers are still set to play Thursday night, despite a handful of positive COVID-19 tests, and both teams missing huge chunks on offense.
For the Packers, running back AJ Dillon tested positive this week and is out. Running back Jamaal Williams and linebacker Kamal Martin were listed as Dillon's "close contacts" and are also out.
Kendrick Bourne tested positive this week on the Niners' side, and offensive lineman Trent Williams, wide receivers Brandon Aiyuk and Deebo Samuel were his "close contacts."
The NFL has proven that they'll do their best to get these games off regardless of who is playing them. They could sign Bob from the deli counter at the grocery store to play QB and the NFL will not bat an eye.
"Should be a fun one," I say as I pour wine into my eyeballs.
Defensive tackle Kenny Clark will be absent this week for the Green Bay Packers. Clark left last week's game against the Minnesota Vikings with a groin injury.
The Packers are set to play the Detroit Lions on Sunday.
Alvin Kamara might not be the only running back from the 2017 draft class who could be getting a new deal. Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones said that his agents were working on an extension with the team on Tuesday.
Green Bay also drafted RB AJ Dillon in this year's draft, leading some to believe the team had plans to move on from Jones, but that doesn't seem to be the case. Dillon is listed as the third running back on the depth chart, although that doesn't mean much right now. Keeping both around seems to be their plan.
Even with Aaron Rodgers, it doesn't hurt to have a good RB duo.
Green Bay Packers linebacker Kamal Martin will miss several weeks with a knee injury.
The good news is this injury isn't season-ending at the moment. The bad news? The Packers are very short on linebacker depth, in a year where you don't want to be short on depth.
If you're looking for Coach-Speak 101, this is the blog post for you.
Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur met with the media ahead of training camp this weekend. All was hunky-dory until he was asked about that night -- the night his team drafted a quarterback, Jordan Love, presumably to take the place of one of the most surgical quarterbacks the game has ever seen, Aaron Rodgers.
This was his response...
I know they're like, all but forced to say this. You don't wanna say, "yeah we plan on getting rid of Aaron Rodgers at some point, some point soon preferably." But, the draft pick says all it needs to say.
You can have this idea that you want Rodgers to play the Brett Favre in this situation, and mentor Love everyday for a few years. That's totally fine if that happens, as that would be the ideal situation. But, realistically, that doesn't always happen. I can think of MORE than a few times when a young QB was brought in to 'sit' behind the veteran, and ending up starting before the season was over, and then taking the job. Not gonna name any names, though.
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