Aaron Rodgers will embark upon his 12th season with one Super Bowl appearance on his resumé and coming off his worst year at the helm of the Green Bay Packers.
For all his marvelous regular-season performances and statistical achievements, Rodgers bears his share of responsibility for the five-year championship drought in the NFL’s smallest city.
Rodgers is the face of the franchise, one with a stable front office and coaching staff unified in providing him with everything needed to sustain a prolific offense and win titles.
Again, the Packers are one of the Super Bowl favorites. This will be the eighth straight season they’ve had the wherewithal to win it all, and the mere presence of Rodgers is a major reason why.
Clearly, however, it would require the return of Rodgers to his form of 2008 through 2014, when his passer rating never ranked lower than sixth, and not of 2015, when his career-low mark of 92.7 ranked an unsightly 15th.