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Is There One More Super Bowl Run in Aaron Rodgers Before He Retires?

If Tom Brady didn’t exist in the NFL, everyone would be talking about Aaron Rodgers as the GOAT. Yes, it might be a controversial opinion but this is a hill I’m willing to die on. Ever since Rodgers came into the league in 2005, and once he got the permanent starting gig with the Packers after spending three years being an understudy to Brett Favre, the man took off and put the league on notice with his playing and leadership skills on and off the field.

If you look up any of the top Vegas NFL odds outlets around, you’ll see that the Green Bay Packers are always taken as perennial favorites in the NFC, without any real regard to who’s in the roster or anything else involving the team. Do you know why that is? Yes, it’s because of Rodgers and the effect he’s had on the historic Wisconsin football franchise. With Rodgers, we’re talking about a man who transformed the QB position in Green Bay, even after taking over the job on short notice.

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers passes during the NFC Divisional Playoff game
Aaron Rodgers - Patrick McDermott/Getty Images/AFP

With Rodgers already stating that he wishes to win at least one more Super Bowl ring before retiring, does he and his team have enough juice left in the tank to make at least one more championship run? Let’s break down what the panorama looks like for Rodgers and his Packers.

2022 Is Giving off the Right Kind of Vibes for Rodgers and the Packers

Yes, if you look at any NFL Lines list around the internet, you’ll see that there are a couple of other teams in the NFC that are better ranked to make a run for the Super Bowl. Still, the prime-time version of Aaron Rodgers has shown time and time again that when he wants to, he can take the Packers wherever he wishes to go. That in itself is the main reason why the Packers continue to be a relevant year in and year out.

After re-signing with the Packers, Rodgers has shown that he is a man on a mission without any regard for what is going on around him. Davante Adams left to go to the Raiders, leaving Rodgers without his favorite receiver, but he’ll surely make do with the receiver core he has to work with. Green Bay’s defense was appalling towards the end of the season, but there are high hopes for the line for this season. If the team can rally and play at the same level of energy as Rodgers does when he is entirely in synch, that will make Green Bay a very dangerous team, especially when the playoffs come around.

This Packers Defense Will Be Much Better This Year

Last season the Packers’ defense showed signs of greatness up until the end of the season. Both rookies and veterans put up some outstanding numbers. The way they went out in the playoffs against the Niners was bad, but it shouldn’t be taken as a sign of worry. Now, for the 2022/23 season, and especially with the return of pivotal pieces such as CB Jaire Alexander, Aaron Rodgers will have a defense ready to go into battle for him like there’s no tomorrow.

Rich Bisaccia, the new defensive coordinator for the team will have his hands full on defense but in the most positive way. Players like Kenny Clark, Rashan Gary, De’Vondre Campbell, Rasul Douglas, Eric Stokes, Adrian Amos, and Darnell Savage all have enough talent to be pro bowl or All-NFL players this upcoming season. If you add to that Bisaccia’s ideology of a united core, all playing for one collective purpose instead of playing for stats, you can tell that Green Bay’s defense will be a line to fear for all opposing offenses, something that Rodgers will be greatly thankful for.

Rodgers Could Walk Away Without Nothing Left to Prove

Let’s be bluntly honest here. Aaron Rodgers has already cemented his status as one of the best QBs to ever play the game. I’ll even go as far as to say that he has nothing left to prove to anybody in the league, and if there are people who think that he does, then they have probably watched another Aaron Rodgers playing.

In Rodgers, we have a player that has transcended in a town where football is of the utmost importance like Green Bay. He’s had a stronghold on the NFL’s MVP award that has not been seen since Peyton Manning was around. With four titles to his name against Manning’s five, it’s not farfetched to see Rodgers tying Manning and even passing him on that list. Does he need to win another Super Bowl? Not necessarily. Should he win another Super Bowl? Definitely. Will he win another Super Bowl? Yes, as it would help to be the perfect ending for a rather fairy tale story.

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