Rodgers completed 21 of 35 passes for 251 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in Sunday's 27-24 win over the Patriots.
Analysis: Rodgers endured a rough first half, completing merely four passes while also throwing an interception that was returned for a touchdown. The back-to-back MVP rebounded after halftime, though, finding trusted targets Allen Lazard and Randall Cobb on a few crucial plays and connecting with tight end Robert Tonyan and rookie Romeo Doubs for a pair of touchdowns. In doing so, Rodgers became just the fifth player in league history with 500 passing touchdowns. With the relief of a narrow home victory and another lofty accomplishment to his name, Rodgers will now turn his attention toward his first game in London, as the Packers travel across the pond to play the Giants in Week 5.
Oct 2, 2022 5:23 PM EST
Rodgers completed 27 of 35 passes for 255 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in Sunday's 14-12 win over the Buccaneers.
Analysis: Rodgers started the game hot, throwing a pair of touchdowns to Romeo Doubs and Allen Lazard by the midway point of the second quarter. However, a subsequent fumble after a reception by Aaron Jones halted Green Bay's momentum prior to halftime, and Rodgers later threw an interception during the second half. Despite the Packers struggling to move the ball after halftime, Rodgers still managed his highest passing yardage of the early campaign, building some chemistry with the rookie Doubs along the way. The back-to-back league MVP will now turn his attention toward Week 4's matchup versus the Patriots.
Sep 25, 2022 4:57 PM EST
Rodgers completed 19 of 25 passes for 234 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 27-10 win over the Bears. He added 10 yards on five rushing attempts and lost a fumble.
Analysis: Rodgers was briefly credited with a 15-yard touchdown pass to Aaron Jones in the second quarter, but the play was later deemed a run. The veteran quarterback's first touchdown pass of the season finally came later in the second quarter on an eight-yard touch pass to Jones, and Rodgers added a five-yard touchdown to Allen Lazard to give Green Bay a 24-7 halftime lead. Green Bay went run-heavy on offense while nursing a big lead for the entire second half, so Rodgers finished the night with another modest stat line. Rodgers will bring a 2:1 TD:INT into a high-profile Week 3 showdown with Tom Brady and the Buccaneers.
Sep 18, 2022 8:20 PM EST
Rodgers completed 22 of 34 passes for 195 yards and an interception in Sunday's 23-7 loss to the Vikings. He also was sacked four times and lost a fumble.
Analysis: Rodgers saw rookie Christian Watson drop a would-be touchdown on his first play, setting the stage for another disappointing season opener. The signal-caller was intercepted just before halftime, then began the second half by fumbling while being crunched on a sack. With superstar wideout Davante Adams gone, it was tailback AJ Dillon who led the Packers in receiving Sunday, leaving plenty for Rodgers and company to work on ahead of Week 2's matchup versus the Bears.
Sep 11, 2022 4:45 PM EST
With coach Matt LaFleur noting Tuesday that the Packers' key starters won't play in Thursday's preseason finale against Kansas City, Rodgers' next game action is slated to come Week 1 against the Vikings, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: The Packers have little to gain by exposing Rodgers to preseason contact, so look for the veteran QB's focus to turn to building chemistry with a Green Bay wideout corps that no longer includes Davante Adams. As things stand, Allen Lazard, Sammy Watkins, Randall Cobb, Christian Watson and Romeo Doubs profile as Rodgers' top options at the position.
Aug 23, 2022 9:03 AM EST
Coach Matt LaFleur was noncommittal about Rodgers playing in the Packers' preseason finale Thursday at Kansas City, Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports. "We'll discuss that. I wanted to get through this game, see where we're at," LaFleur said.
Analysis: Through the team's first two exhibitions, almost all of the regular skill-position players have donned street clothes rather than suit up. As for Rodgers himself, he hasn't seen action in the preseason since August 2018, when Mike McCarthy was coaching in Green Bay. Thus, it would somewhat surprise if Rodgers gets some snaps before Week 1 with LaFleur leading the way, but the state of the receiving corps is in flux following the offseason trade of Davante Adams. If LaFleur sees the benefit of Rodgers working in a game with new wideouts like Sammy Watkins, Christian Watson (knee) and Romeo Doubs, the quarterback may get a series or two Thursday.
Aug 19, 2022 8:57 PM EST
Rodgers isn't slated to play in Friday's preseason game versus the Saints, Mike Spofford of the Packers' official site reports.
Analysis: With Rodgers sidelined for a second consecutive exhibition, third-year quarterback Jordan Love again will get the nod under center. Rodgers does have one more opportunity to make an appearance before Week 1 next Thursday in Kansas City, but it's been a number of years since the four-time MVP took the field during the preseason.
Aug 19, 2022 4:48 PM EST
Coach Matt LaFleur said Monday that Rodgers won't play during Friday's preseason contest against San Francisco, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Rodgers didn't play a single snap last preseason, so it's no surprise to see Jordan Love be handed the reins for Friday's matchup. However, according to Matt Schneidman of The Athletic, LaFleur said the team is still considering allowing Rodgers to see the field during the Packers' final preseason matchup, August 25 at Kansas City. The veteran quarterback could benefit from some additional reps with his revamped receiving corps, which includes newcomers like Sammy Watkins, Romeo Doubs and Christian Watkins (knee), in addition to incumbents Allen Lazard and Randall Cobb.
Aug 8, 2022 9:11 AM EST
Packers head coach Matt LaFleur said Rodgers will participate in Tuesday's mandatory minicamp after skipping the team's voluntary OTAs, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: While Rodgers skipped OTAs, LaFleur noted that he still was in communication with the reigning MVP about the offseason game plan during the quarterback's time away from the team. Regardless, Rodgers' absence still sparked speculation due to his grievances with Green Bay's front office during the prior two offseasons. However, after signing a four-year extension in March, the veteran quarterback appears to be content with the current position of the Packers, even after they traded Davante Adams this offseason.
Jun 7, 2022 9:23 AM EST
Packers head coach Matt LaFleur said Tuesday that Rodgers is currently not at voluntary OTAs, Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports.
Analysis: LaFleur added that he doesn't know if the quarterback will join the team next week or not and stated, "it'll be Rodgers' choice." While the reigning MVP isn't with the team, his current situation seems to be less volatile than the last two offseasons after signing a four-year extension in March. LaFleur said he talked to Rodgers on Monday about tweaks to the offense and said the quarterback was in "good spirits," so it appears the quarterback is still heavily involved in the gameplan even while he's away from the team.
May 24, 2022 9:27 AM EST
Rodgers lost top target Davante Adams on Thursday when the Packers agreed to trade the wide receiver to the Raiders, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Analysis: After one domino fell in Green Bay last week when Rodgers agreed to return for an 18th season, the team proceeded to place the franchise tag on Adams. The wide receiver informed the Packers that he wouldn't play under the tag, and even as Rodgers negotiated and signed a four-year extension he was made aware that his employers were exploring trades for Adams, per Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com. With Adams out the door, the team now is in the market for additions to the receiving corps with just Allen Lazard and Randall Cobb the known entities at the position.
Mar 17, 2022 5:09 PM EST
Rodgers signed a four-year extension with the Packers on Tuesday, though the deal includes two "dummy" years, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: It took one week to finalize a contract after Rodgers confirmed last Tuesday he'd return to the Packers for 2022. His new deal includes $150.6 million guaranteed, and while it may be more akin to a two-year extension for practical purposes, this at least suggests Rodgers plans to stay in Green Bay through 2023 or 2024. The team can now focus on star wideout Davante Adams, who reportedly informed the Packers that he won't play out the 2022 season under a franchise tag (the two sides have until July 15 to negotiate a multi-year contract).
Mar 15, 2022 5:55 AM EST
The Packers and Rodgers are working out a new deal that will keep him with the team in 2022, while lowering the QB's salary cap hit for the coming season in the process, according to ESPN's Rob Demovsky.
Analysis: Though Rodgers confirmed via Twitter on Tuesday that he will indeed play for Green Bay in 2022, he indicated that a contract to cement that has yet to be finalized and suggested that previous reports outlining the terms of the looming agreement were not accurate. In any case, the star signal-caller will be back for another season with the team that drafted him in 2004 and is in line to continue to throw to his favorite target, now that the Packers have used their franchise tag on top wideout Davante Adams.
Mar 8, 2022 3:22 PM EST
Rodgers confirmed Tuesday via his personal Twitter page that he's returning to the Packers for the 2022 season.
Analysis: Having said that, Rodgers refuted a report from Ian Rapoport of NFL Network that he agreed to a four-year, $200 million extension. In any case, Rodgers is back in the saddle with the Packers and is expected to be joined by his favorite target Davante Adams, who is slated to receive the franchise tag from the team by Tuesday's 4:00 p.m. ET deadline. Coming off back-to-back MVP campaigns, Rodgers is set up to remain productive as he enters his age-39 season.
Mar 8, 2022 12:03 PM EST
Rodgers has decided to return for the Packers in the 2022 season, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: Rodgers and Green Bay have agreed to terms on an enormous four-year, $200 million contract to make him the highest-paid player in NFL history, per Rapoport. The deal keeps the back-to-back league MVP in Green Bay with $153 million guaranteed, and clarifies the team's quarterback position for the foreseeable future. Rodgers reportedly seriously considered retirement, but now that he's informed the team of a decision to stick around, the Packers' attention can focus elsewhere on the roster. With Rodgers running it back, top wideout Davante Adams now looks all but fated to receive the franchise tag if a long-term deal can't be reached. On the other hand, 2020 first-round pick Jordan Love's future on the roster could be less certain.
Mar 8, 2022 8:35 AM EST
The Packers have reportedly offered Rodgers a long-term deal that would alter the QB market, ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reports.
Analysis: Aside from solidifying the team's signal-caller situation, such a contract structure -- possibly in the three- or four-year range -- could bolster the Packers' salary-cap situation, a context that would help the franchise retain a solid supporting cast around Rodgers. The report suggests that at this stage, the QB continues to weigh his options, with his decision expected to arrive soon. Per Fowler, if things move in a direction which Rodgers indicates that wants out of Green Bay, the Broncos -- who hired former Packers offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett as their new head coach this offseason -- are viewed as a possible contender to make a play to add the 38-year-old, who is coming off an MVP season in 2021.
Mar 7, 2022 9:04 AM EST
The Packers have not engaged with other teams regarding potential trades for Rodgers, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Analysis: In what appears to be the latest chapter of the Rodgers saga, conflicting reports surfaced late Friday evening and into Saturday morning that the four-time MVP was truly torn on whether or not he'd want to return to the Packers, and that teams were lining up to acquire the superstar QB. That evidently is not the case according to Schefter and the report was also backed up by Matt Schneidman of The Athletic. There's still optimism from Green Bay's front office Rodgers will eventually make his decision before the new league year begins March 16, but it seems fair to assume should the 39-year-old opt to cut ties with the only franchise he's ever been apart of, numerous teams will be eager to bid for his services.
Mar 5, 2022 9:42 AM EST
Rodgers' "relationship [with the Packers] is in as good a spot as it has been in quite a long time," creating optimism from both sides that he'll remain in Green Bay for the 2022 season, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: After Rodgers chose not to report to training camp on time last offseason due to his acrimonious relationship with the Green Bay front office, speculation abounded that the Packers would look to trade the longtime franchise quarterback. Though the Packers were able to temporarily cool tensions last July by reworking his contract and agreeing to revisit possible trade discussions during the upcoming offseason, Rodgers no longer seems as resolute about moving on from the organization. While Green Bay's season ended with a disappointing loss to San Francisco in the divisional round, Rodgers guided the team to an NFC-best 13-4 record and took home his fourth MVP award. When he accepted the award Thursday, Rodgers notably thanked Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst and team president Mark Murphy, then told NFL Network after the ceremony that he's had "good conversations with Green Bay" about working out a new deal. As a result of having his deal reworked last summer, the 2022 portion of Rodgers' contract was voided. Green Bay will have the option of using its franchise tag on Rodgers for the upcoming season, but Rapoport relays that the Packers are looking to keep him in the fold on a two-year deal worth more than $45 million annually.
Feb 13, 2022 6:33 AM EST
Rodgers was named Most Valuable Player for the 2021 season Thursday.
Analysis: Rodgers was named MVP for the second consecutive season and for the fourth time in his career. Though he was outperformed in metrics such as yards and touchdowns, Rodgers was rewarded for his accuracy and ability to protect the ball. He threw only four interceptions -- the lowest mark of any regular starter this season -- and also posted a stellar 68.9 completion percentage. Rodgers also led the Packers to a successful regular season, highlighted by a 13-4 record and the number one seed in the NFC. Despite all of that success, it's not yet clear whether he will be under center in Green Bay to begin the 2022 campaign.
Feb 10, 2022 8:05 PM EST
Rodgers suggested Tuesday that he'll make a decision on his NFL future well before the start of the new league year in mid-March, Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports.
Analysis: Rodgers said it would be "disrespectful to the organization" if he waited until the start of free agency to make a decision. He still has one year remaining on his contract, and while there was some thought he'd try to force a trade this offseason, Rodgers could also retire or stick around with the Packers. It'll be an interesting few months in Green Bay, to say the least, with top receiver Davante Adams likely getting the franchise tag as his contract expires. Of course, if Rodgers wants out of Green Bay, the team might try to tag-and-trade Adams rather than using the tag as a bridge to a contract extension.
Jan 25, 2022 1:00 PM EST
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