Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers has confronted the Patriots thrice in his profession. He’s solely come away with one victory.
Part of that was because of having to match scores with Tom Brady through the years.
But Brady’s gone, and it seems Rodgers will likely be dealing with backup Brian Hoyer given Mac Jones having a excessive ankle sprain.
Rodgers, a 4-time NFL MVP, goes to be an issue regardless of which quarterback the Patriots have below middle.
Jerod Mayo referred to as the 38-year-old, who’s gained only one Super Bowl, a “generational-type talent.”
“He’s one of those guys, when he’s in rhythm, he’s outstanding,” linebackers coach Mayo stated of Rodgers. “He can make all the throws even when he’s not in rhythm. So he’s definitely a problem.”
Lamar Jackson was additionally an issue, and the Patriots couldn’t clear up him on Sunday. Jackson completely torched the Pats protection, throwing 4 landing passes, and likewise operating for 107 yards.
Rodgers isn’t the identical kind of risk as Jackson — not many are — however he can carve up a protection nearly as good as anybody.
He hasn’t gotten off to his common quick begin (4 TD passes, 2 INTs) in 2022, however he’s working now with out his longtime favourite goal Davante Adams, who’s with the Raiders. Coming off a 14-12 win over Brady and Tampa Bay on Sunday night time, Rodgers is attempting to get in sync with a comparatively new forged.
Still, he at present has the third-best completion proportion (72.3) within the league after three video games.
“This guy is one of the best players in the NFL,” stated Steve Belichick, the Patriots defensive play caller. “He’s good, he has large arm expertise and a really feel for the sport. On tape it simply seems to be like the sport is slower to him than all people else on the market. He’s spectacular.
“Haven’t played him a ton,” Belichick went on, “but he’s proven for a long, long time that he can do anything he needs to do.”