Aaron Rodgers | QB | Green Bay Packers
Posted: 4/4/2013 4:24pm et
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers has already decided he doesn't plan to hold out or stay away from the team during offseason conditioning, according to a source. He expects a new deal to be done soon.
Huddle Up: With Tony Romo getting paid, Rodgers can be well assured he'll be taken care of by the Pack.
Posted: 4/1/2013 12:35am et
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers has changed his workout routine this offseason by incorporating more stretching and flexibility work. Rodgers wants to continue to have flexibility to help him avoid injuries.
Huddle Up: Just don't change too much, Aaron. Rodgers only missed 2 games in the past 5 seasons, and has ranked either first (once) or second (4 times) in QB fantasy points (Huddle Performance scoring) in each of those seasons.
Posted: 3/28/2013 1:47pm et
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers is expected to receive a contract extension by the NFL Draft, which could see him earn $25 million per season.
Huddle Up: This will (literally) be a load off the Packers' minds (and bank account), and the franchise can then move forward knowing they have perhaps the league's best young QB to build around.
Posted: 2/6/2013 3:19pm et
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers, who is under contract through the 2014 season, said he is not in a rush at the moment to sign a contract extension. Rodgers suggested the Baltimore Ravens' upcoming deal with impending free-agent QB Joe Flacco will set the market. "I think everybody is going to see what Joe (Flacco) ends up signing for," Rodgers said. The quarterback added he is not worried about getting a deal done with the Packers.
Huddle Up: Shrewd move by Rodgers to let Flacco elevate the bar, because there's zero question he's a superior quarterback in every facet. There's also no way the Packers let him leave Green Bay, so all he needs to do is secure a couple more endorsements to make ends meet until the big paychecks start rolling in with his next deal.
Posted: 1/16/2013 11:19am et
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers will not participate in the Pro Bowl. Head coach Mike McCarthy said Tuesday, Jan. 15, on his weekly radio show that Rodgers failed his physical because of lower leg injuries, but he did not offer specifics other than the injury is to Rodgers' knee.
Huddle Up: Rodgers didn't miss any action because of it, and his play didn't seem to suffer. Many players call in sick for the Pro Bowl, so odds are Rodgers' knee injury isn't significant. If minicamp rolls around and Rodgers is still on the sidelines, then you can start to worry.
Posted: 1/15/2013 8:54pm et
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers said Tuesday that he will skip this weekend's Pro Bowl due to a "lower-leg" injury.
Huddle Up: There's no doubt Rodgers is a little worse for wear after 18 games, but, hey, we're talking Pro Bowl here -- the game Rodgers basically blasted as a charade a year ago. Fans can connect the dots from there.
Posted: 12/18/2012 6:05pm et
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (ankle) will suit up in Week 16. 'No doubt I'll play Sunday,' Rodgers stated.
Huddle Up: This past Sunday, Rodgers came through with his best fantasy outing in a month. throwing for 291 yards and a trio of TD tosses. Those 3 TDs matched his total (passing and rushing) from his previous 3 games.
Posted: 12/7/2012 11:00pm et
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers will have to battle the Detroit Lions in Week 14, and the potential of multiple inches of snow blanketing Lambeau Field before or during the Sunday night game.
Huddle Up: At least snow would be more preferable to wind and rain when it comes to the passing game. In any weather, Rodgers will be looking to snap out of a mini-slump as he hasn't notched a 300-yard passing game in the past 5 weeks.
Posted: 11/15/2012 1:14pm et
After multiple quarterbacks went down with concussions in Week 10, the Green Bay Packers are concerned about QB Aaron Rodgers taking hits when he leaves the pocket. Rodgers has taken a league-high 29 sacks this season. 'I get concerned,' C Jeff Saturday said. 'He takes some shots now. He's a tough kid. There's a lot of times where I'm screaming, 'Throw it, throw it.' He can't hear it, but you just want him to let it go because I want him to play the next play. But that's ingrained in him. He knows if he's willing to hold it for one second, he's willing to take that shot to get the ball off and create the big plays.'
Huddle Up: The Packers fully realize as Rodgers goes, so goes the team's fortunes. Backup Graham Harrell is unproven at best, and in fact, has yet to attempt an NFL regular-season pass.
Posted: 10/19/2012 6:34pm et
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (calf) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 19, and is listed as probable for Week 7.
Huddle Up: More than a few fantasy owners got a little panicky earlier this week when Rodgers showed up on the Packers' injury report, but he appears good to go Sunday. The real challenge will be solving one perhaps the league's most underrated defense, which is allowing the seventh-fewest fantasy points so far to opposing passers.
Posted: 10/18/2012 11:29am et
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers is expected to play in Week 7 despite being limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17. Rodgers is merely taking a cautious approach at the start of the practice week. Head coach Mike McCarthy said Rodgers would be evaluated Thursday, Oct. 18, before determining whether he would do more in practice.
Huddle Up: Rodgers is nursing a calf injury, and the chances of him not playing this weekend are about the same as the next week being devoid of political smear ads on television.
Posted: 10/17/2012 6:42pm et
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (calf) appeared to be limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17, after suffering a leg injury in Week 6.
Huddle Up: Rodgers appeared to come up a little gimpy after making a handoff late in the game this past Sunday night, and this definitely bears closer attention the rest of the week.
Posted: 10/12/2012 2:18pm et
Green Bay Packers TE Jermichael Finley (shoulder) said his chemistry with QB Aaron Rodgers needs to improve, but he's unlikely to do that this week as he tries to bounce back from a 'slightly dislocated AC joint' in his shoulder. However, Finley hopes to play in Week 6 against the Houston Texans. 'I need the quarterback on my side, and I need to catch the ball when he throws it to me,' Finley said. 'It takes two things to get that going. So the chemistry, I feel like we need to get that going.'
Huddle Up: This is not a new sentiment coming from Finley, but it seems the lack of chemistry is a bit one-sided. Rodgers routinely gets Finley the ball accurately, it is on the talented tight end to make those grabs. His drops have cost the Packers and his fantasy owners dearly at times; Rodgers cannot throw and catch the ball. At this point, Finley is a fringe TE1 based on his inconsistency. He will always be capable of going off, but he is bigger in name than production.
Posted: 10/1/2012 12:57am et
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (eye) left in the third quarter of the Week 4 game against the New Orleans Saints briefly after being poked in the eye. He was out long enough to allow QB Graham Harrell to lose a fumble in the red zone, tripping as he attempted to make a handoff. Rodgers finished 31-of-41 for 319 yards, four touchdowns and one interception, and he also picked up 13 yards on five rushing attempts.
Huddle Up: This is the Rodgers fantasy owners spent a high-round pick on. The Packers' QB entered the game with 3 TD passes but more than doubled that total Sunday in lifting his team to .500. Better protection also helps. After being sacked 8 times in the first half of the Week 3 game in Seattle, Rodgers hasn't been sacked since.
Posted: 9/25/2012 1:01am et
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers completed 26 of his 39 pass attempts for 223 yards, no touchdowns and no interceptions in Week 3 against the Seattle Seahawks Monday, Sept. 24. Rodgers also ran twice for 17 yards, and he was sacked eight times.
Huddle Up: All of the sacks came in the first half when the Seahawks unleashed a furious assault on the pocket. Rodgers didn't throw a TD pass -- an apparent fourth- quarter scoring pass to Greg Jennings was overturned in a replay review -- but the reigning NFL MVP did well to get what he got and not turn the ball over with the pressure he was under and the hits he absorbed all night. Rodgers only has 3 TD passes in 3 games, but also consider that he has faced the formidable defenses of 49ers, Bears and Seahawks so far.
Posted: 9/19/2012 11:50am et
Green Bay Packers WR James Jones said nobody should question QB Aaron Rodgers' leadership qualities. "For people to question his leadership is ridiculous," Jones said. "He's a natural-born leader, not just by what he says, but how he carries himself, how he plays the game, how he handles certain situations. Everybody in this locker room looks up to him as a leader. Everybody in this locker room believes in him." The agent who represents TE Jermichael Finley had said Rodgers is a great quarterback but not necessarily a great leader.
Huddle Up: Consider the source; that Rodgers hasn't already eviscerated Finley for his copious drops speaks to his ability to bite his tongue. Rodgers let Jones know he broke off a route, and the two moved on. It's fun to play it up, especially since it happened in the same game as Jay Cutler taking his o-line to task for their inept play, but bottom line there's little question Rodgers has the Green Bay locker room.
Posted: 9/18/2012 6:44pm et
Green Bay Packers WR James Jones defended QB Aaron Rodgers is a 'natural-born leader' after TE Jermichael Finley's agent, Blake Baratz, questioned Rodgers' leadership skills on the football field. 'He's a natural-born leader, not just by what he says but how he carries himself, how he plays the game, how he handles certain situations,' Jones said. 'Everybody in this locker room looks up to him as a leader. Everybody in this locker room believes in him.'
Huddle Up: Rodgers' fantasy owners have bigger concerns -- i.e. the QB's production -- as the near-consensus preseason No. 1 QB currently is tied for 15th (Huddle Performance scoring) among all fantasy passers. This won't be an easy week to get back on track, either, as Rodgers and the Pack go up against an underrated Seahawk defense on the road on Monday Night Football.
Posted: 9/14/2012 12:07am et
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers was 22-of-32 for 219 yards, a TD and an interception in Thursday night's 23-10 win over the visiting Chicago Bears. He rushed 3 times for a negative-6 yards.
Huddle Up: There might be a little cause for concern for the No. 1-ranked preseason fantasy QB after a second straight ho-hum outing. Still, don't overreact considering he's faced the 49ers' and Bears' defenses and WR Greg Jennings was inactive Thursday night. He also didn't get a lot of help from his receivers who dropped and bobbled a number of on-target passes. Predictably, Rodgers' top target on the night was WR Jordy Nelson who had 6 receptions for 84 yards on 9 targets.
Posted: 9/12/2012 11:36am et
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers said while he understands the replacement officials are under much scrutiny, they have to do a better job of understanding the rules. "They're under a lot of scrutiny, and the one's we had last week deserved the scrutiny," Rodgers said. "You have to understand the rules. It's just frustrating when you're positive that there's either a missed call, or that the rule was not interpreted the way that it's supposed to be interpreted. There were multiple instances of that, and when you watch the film back it's frustrating."
Huddle Up: This is one of the more pointed criticisms of the replacement refs, by a highly regarded player who for the most part isn't viewed as a whiner; you'd like to think the league would take note, but if they do it will probably just be to give Rodgers a slap-on-the-wrist fine.
Posted: 8/31/2012 11:36pm et
The Green Bay Packers placed OT Derek Sherrod (leg) on the Physically-Unable- to-Perform (PUP) list Friday, Aug. 31.
Huddle Up: Sherrod still is recovering from a broken leg suffered last December and won't be eligible to return until Week 7 at the earliest to help protect franchise QB Aaron Rodgers.
Posted: 8/24/2012 11:13am et
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers led the team in rushing in their preseason win over the Cincinnati Bengals Thursday, Aug. 23. He finished with 52 yards and two rushing touchdowns. Rodgers hit 12 of 22 passes for 154 yards passing with an interception during the game.
Huddle Up: Nice of Rodgers to run in a couple scores, lest you forget that his mobility brings an extra element to his fantasy value.