Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers were forced to sit out of the playoffs in each of the last two seasons heading into 2019. After the franchise decided to fire Mike McCarthy last season, they brought in first-year head coach Matt LaFleur to replace him. While things haven’t always been smooth sailing, the Packers are 9-3 entering Week 14 and appear to be a Super Bowl contender.
Green Bay has not found things easy this season offensively. They struggled through a few brutal weeks to open up the season as Rodgers and LaFleur got on the same page with the rest of the offense. Since then, things have been starting to slowly pick up.
Entering this weeks game against the Washington Redskins, Rodgers has put together a solid season. He has been talked about as an MVP candidate at times this season, but that ship has likely sailed with Lamar Jackson and Russell Wilson taking a strong lead ahead of the rest of the pack.
All of that being said, let’s dive in and take a look at what Rodgers has been able to accomplish this year.
Aaron Rodgers’ Grade Through 13 Weeks for the Packers
In the first 12 games of the season, the Packers have seen Rodgers slowly work his way back to being the old playmaker that he was prior to McCarthy’s offense growing stagnant.
Rodgers has completed 64.4 percent of his pass attempts for 3,065 yards, 22 touchdowns, and just two interceptions. He has also picked up 146 yards and a touchdown on the ground. Those numbers show just how good Rodgers has been, although he has left quite a few plays on the field again this year.
The offensive line has shown a lot of improvement from last season and has given Rodgers much more time. There are still quite a few plays that Rodgers would love to have back which would boost his numbers, but overall he has been precise and an excellent leader.
Green Bay certainly looks the part of a Super Bowl contender. They did suffer a brutal blowout loss against the San Francisco 49ers a couple of weeks ago, but they have a ton of talent on their roster. If Rodgers continues playing as well as he has so far and the defense steps up, the Packers could very well end up representing the NFC in the Super Bowl.
All of that being said, Rodgers has been impressive, but has still made quite a few mistakes. He is deserving of a good grade, but has been far from perfect.
Aaron Rodgers’ 13-Week Grade: B+