Aaron Rodgers played one of the worst games of his career in Week 9, and fans have lost all patience.
To say that this season has not gone well for the Green Bay Packers is an understatement. Coming into the season it was expected that Aaron Rodgers was well positioned to win an elusive second Super Bowl ring, and at the very least lead the way in a weak NFC.
The NFC is indeed a weak conference in the NFL this year, but Rodgers is part of the problem.
Green Bay dropped to 3-6 after a brutal and embarrassing Week 9 loss to the Detroit Lions. The loss is the Packers fifth in a row and comes in a string of losses to the Giants, Jets, Commanders, and Bills and featured games where Rodgers was thoroughly outplayed by Zach Wilson, Daniel Jones, and Taylor Heinicke.
Adding insult to injury, the Minnesota Vikings further distanced themselves as NFC North leaders and hold a four-game lead after a late comeback victory in Washington on Sunday.
Needless to say, Packers fans are not pleased and their ire is being pointed at the man who should be righting the ship.
Rodgers threw three interceptions on Sunday, all of them coming in the red zone and two of them coming in the endzone.
Things have gotten so bad that Lil Wayne is getting involved. The self-proclaimed Best Rapper Alive and noted Packers fan took to Twitter like so many other cheeseheads to call out Rodgers for his poor play.
More than that, Wayne stated that he wants Rodgers gone.
It’s incredible that we’ve not only reached this point but the calls to replace Rodgers feel a little valid.
All great quarterbacks eventually fall off a cliff. We saw it happen to Peyton Manning and Ben Roethlisberger and it’s currently happening to Tom Brady. Rodgers is not immune to the effects of Father Time, and while he doesn’t have the most robust array of weaponry on offense the loss in Detroit feels like it’s on him.
On more than one occasion, Rodgers underthrew passes that should have been dimes for touchdowns. He made boneheaded decisions that resulted in turnovers, and was generally unable to manage the chaos the way we’ve seen him so many times in the past.