The Green Bay Packers dealt with a decades-worth of drama in the past few months alone.
It’s almost like we have seen the exact same thing play out not too long ago.
The Packers operate in mysterious ways.
But here they are in August still sitting with Aaron Rodgers as the starting quarterback.
Any team that has him under center is going to be a Super Bowl favorite, even if his current team is trying to push him out the door.
The actual team on the field seems focused and that is all that matters.
The front office can deal with the drama once again in the offseason.
So how should fans feel about the team’s chances this season?
According to sportsbooks, fans should still be confident the team can repeat its recent success and compete for a title.
This Aaron Rodgers throw 🤯🤯
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) August 5, 2021
Super Bowl Favorites
Vegas Insider lists the Packers with the fourth-best odds to win the Super Bowl at +1300.
That only has them behind the Buffalo Bills, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Kansas City Chiefs.
And that makes perfect sense considering Rodgers has guided the team to back-to-back NFC Championship Games.
Given all the offseason drama, these high odds show that those in Vegas still see the Packers as an elite squad.
Why should we care about Vegas?
Well, they sure don’t want bettors to take advantage of some friendly odds to take home a big payday.
Those making the odds want to help their own pockets, and ranking the Packers so high says a lot about how the team is viewed.
Concerns Pushed To 2022
Packers fans will really have to live in the moment in 2021.
Aaron Rodgers was calling Jordan Love during the offseason to check in on him. He’s letting Randall Cobb stay at his place in Green Bay.
That’s character. That’s leadership. pic.twitter.com/4s7EP63oOU
— IKE Packers Podcast (@IKE_Packers) August 4, 2021
Rodgers is still here and once he takes his first snap in Week 1 everything should feel like normal.
Regardless of how the season finishes, the back and forth between the quarterback and the front office could get ugly.
But if it ends with a Super Bowl victory, at least he could go on a high note and leave Jordan Love to take over in what would be an incredibly difficult situation created by the franchise.
Fans would be in for an adjustment period, but could still bask in the glory of a title.
If they don’t reach that mountaintop?
Well, let’s just say the offseason will be a bit more ugly given how tense the past few months have already been.