Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers isn’t having the best day versus the New York Jets, with fans openly questioning his decision-making.
The “back-to-back NFL MVP” qualifier used to illustrate the continued dominance of Aaron Rodgers may need to be retired soon enough.
Even though Rodgers took ayahuasca this offseason and hoped for 2021 results, the reality is that no amount of psychedelics can conjure up Davante Adams in the flesh. To put it bluntly, Rodgers is having a tough go of it with a 3-2 record and a near loss to a decimated Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Before this year, anyone would have put money on the Green Bay Packers to ground the New York Jets in Week 6, but the 3-2 Jets have a chip on the shoulder and Sauce Gardner in their secondary.
On the game’s opening drive, Rodgers got lost in the sauce as an incomplete to Robert Tonyan was tipped and carried by the rookie cornerback for a touchdown. Ultimately, the touchdown was called back since the deflected pass hit the ground, but the point stands that Rodgers is having, as Stephen A. Smith would put it, a very bad day.
Packers fans on Twitter have come out in droves to openly question what’s up with Rodgers.
In an unexpected plot twist, fans at Lambeau Field are apparently booing Rodgers and the offense for remaining scoreless through the first quarter.
Aaron Rodgers isn’t having the best day versus Jets, but there’s still flashes of greatness
The upside to Aaron Rodgers having a bad game, or even a bad season, is that he’s still back-to-back NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers. Yes, he may not have the chemistry and talent that was amplified in his pairing with Adams, but he still makes split-second reads and beautiful downfield rainbows possible.
And a pertinent reminder: Tom Pelissero did warn before game that Rodgers had a “banged-up right thumb“, which was expected to be a factor in today’s game.
Sadly for Green Bay fans, it seems to be more of a factor than anyone thought.
Again, this is Aaron Rodgers, and the Packers haven’t made their halftime adjustments yet. They still have time to beat a New York team this week to redeem their Week 5 loss, but if something really is wrong with Rodgers, it could throw the rest of the Packers season into question.