Fantasy football players everywhere have just perked up their ears. One the most dangerous quarterbacks in the league is said to be getting better. Aaron Rodgers is on the rise — if that’s even possible.
Rodgers broke his collarbone and missed half of last season, and thus his stats suffered. He threw for 2,536 yards and 17 touchdowns. He was still 25th best in the league in passing yardage and 22nd in touchdowns. That’s not bad for someone who played half as much as most of the other guys ranked above him.
Mike McCarthy seems to think that Rodgers can pick up where he left off before the injury.
“I think Aaron’s had probably his best spring, if I’m going to sit back and try to rank them,” McCarthy told the Journal Sentinel. “I’ll probably say the same thing next year, but I think he’s in great shape. I think Aaron’s in a great place and had a very exceptional spring.”
Rodgers has taken up yoga and lost weight during the offseason. He has not been lifting weights on his throwing shoulder to help with endurance and he is pulling out all the stops to get back on top.
“Great opportunity for us,” Rodgers said, via the Journal Sentinel. “It’s a combination of team chemistry and staying healthy and then playing the right way at the right time. That’s what we did in 2010, and we have to get back there.”
Have you ever known Rodgers not to back up his words? He’s poised, focused and excited. Beware Aaron Rodgers.