Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy claimed Wednesday that Aaron Rodgers recently enjoyed his “best spring” as a professional.
Rodgers, who suffered a broken collarbone during Green Bay’s 27-20 loss to the Chicago Bears on November 4, is completely healed and practiced yoga to shed 11 pounds and gain more flexibility.
Prior to getting shelved, Rodgers was directing the league’s third premier attack and had tossed 15 touchdowns, against four interceptions, for 2,218 yards over eight contests.
Most impressively, the 6-foot-2, 225-pound Rodgers completed 66.9% of his 251 attempts.
Rodgers is also a solid scrambler who has carried the ball 333 times for 1,562 yards and 18 scores since debuting as a Packer in 2005.
Athletic, smart and possessing an extremely powerful arm, Rodgers is arguably the preeminent field general today.
With journeyman Matt Flynn substituting for the 2011 MVP, Green Bay (8-7-1) somehow managed to persevere and capture their fourth consecutive division title.
Football is a collision sport and it’s impossible to predict if a player will get hurt.
However, Rodgers wounded his non-throwing shoulder, can quickly sense pressure in the pocket, and is exceedingly durable.
Accordingly, expect Rodgers to remain healthy this entire autumn and allow Green Bay to restrain the Detroit Lions in the NFC Central.
On a related note, The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports the average age of starting Super Bowl quarterbacks over the last 48 years is 29.80.
So, considering Green Bay has a 30-year-old megastar under center, don’t be flabbergasted if Aaron Rodgers guides the Packers to their third Vince Lombardi Trophy this February at the University of Phoenix Stadium.by