Some football fans argue that his three-year, $150 million deal did not help the Packers in their quest to re-sign Davante Adams.
Eventually, the All-Pro wideout joined the Las Vegas Raiders to be reunited with his college teammate, Derek Carr.
But he deserves that historic contract that elevates the ceiling for quarterback contracts in the league.
After all, he has been the NFL’s best player for two consecutive seasons.
Yet even without his primary target, Rodgers is going to work, as shared by NFL Network insider Tom Pelissero.
Reigning NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers, who didn’t attend OTAs, is at Lambeau Field for the #Packers’ mandatory minicamp this week, per source.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) June 6, 2022
Pelissero tweeted, “Reigning NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers, who didn’t attend OTAs, is at Lambeau Field for the #Packers’ mandatory minicamp this week, per source.”
After signing a huge contract, attending the mandatory minicamp is the least he could do.
He remains the Packers’ leader despite the past controversies attached to him.
Likewise, Rodgers still gives Green Bay the best chance to win.
The former Cal standout knows that there’s more work needed to be done this offseason because he won’t have his trusted receiver of eight seasons.
More importantly, having him at minicamp sets the tone for the Packers.
Distributing The Wealth
Before, the Rodgers-Adams combination continued to terrorize opposing defenses with surgical precision.
The quarterback’s low interception rate is partly because of Adams’ ability to complete plays even in unfavorable situations.
Watkins still has the burst of speed that made him a top prospect in 2014.
He can help stretch the field while Rodgers finds Cobb or Lazard.
It will be a different look for Rodgers when he takes the field in 2022.
However, leading the Packers to another winning record and division title should be strong credentials for possibly bagging his third straight MVP trophy.