Can the Green Bay Packers survive without Aaron Rodgers? | The Tylt
Can the Green Bay Packers survive without Aaron Rodgers?
The cries of millions of Packers fans and fantasy owners could be heard when Rodgers went down with a broken collarbone against the Vikings. When he broke his collarbone in 2013, Rodgers was out seven weeks. A lot can happen in seven weeks, good or bad. Will Green Bay be okay without its star quarterback?
Rodgers is one of the best players in the entire NFL, good enough to mask the weaknesses of the Green Bay Packers. Without him, the Packers are going to be exposed.
Before he went down, Rodgers threw 13 touchdowns against three interceptions and was on his way to what may have been an MVP season. Losing that steady hand behind center is going to make the offensive line look bad, and the running game looks worse. Defensive players will be out on the field more when the offense can't get the job done, fatiguing them at the end of games.
Rodgers is an important piece to the Packers. Without him, they are going nowhere.
Football has always been the ultimate team sport. There are eleven guys on the field that matter, and while losing Rodgers is not ideal, the Packers can tread water before he comes back. Brett Hundley may not have a lot of experience playing games, but he has been with Green Bay studying behind Rodgers for the past year. He is far from incapable of leading this team to some wins if he makes smart decisions, and the coaching staff helps him out.
Green Bay's defense isn't its greatest strength, but it can hold down the fort. The defense is fifth in the league in forcing turnovers, and first in recovering fumbles. With the right coaching, this team can still be in a position to make the playoffs after starting the season 4-2.