Aaron Rodgers needs a second Super Bowl to cement his Green Bay Packers legacy
After Aaron Rodgers signed his new monster new deal, the Green Bay Packers are under pressure to deliver this season to avoid wasting an NFL great.
The Green Bay Packers were both relieved and delighted when Aaron Rodgers signed his huge new deal with the team, but now they're both under pressure to deliver.
A monster three-year contract worth $150million makes the 38-year-old the top earner in the NFL, but now the back-to-back MVP and the team need to deliver another Super Bowl.
Rodgers needs another Super Bowl for legacy
And he needs that second Super Bowl - even just to get to one - as for a player like Rodgers to end his career having played in just one Super Bowl with this franchise is almost unthinkable.
For a quarterback who has such unbelievable statistics and such a fantastic highlight reel of performances and throws, Rodgers has underperformed if he only makes one Super Bowl - and for a man who thinks he's the best and has a lot of stats to back him up, another piece of jewelry would enhance that legacy.
So while Rodgers may well be the best QB we've ever seen, he has these next two or three seasons to really go out and prove that - or at least go and make a case that he should be up there with the Bradys and Mannings in the pantheon of NFL greats.
Packers last roll of the dice with Rodgers
Aaron Rodgers said he "yes, definitely" thinks he'll finish his career with the #Packers.— Lily Zhao (@LilySZhao) June 7, 2022
A big part of that is his improved relationship with the front office. Rodgers saw "positive things" and credits Mark Murphy, Brian Gutekunst & Russ Ball for having those conversations. pic.twitter.com/73ts5LRm9T
They've lost star wideout Davante Adams to the Raiders, and the replacements have been low-key with veteran Sammy Watkins joining three wide receivers from the NFL Draft - headlined by second-rounder Christian Watson.
Can Aaron Rodgers and the Packers win the Super Bowl?
With Adams gone, it could mean a slight shift in focus, with the team beefing up on defence and having to lean on the run game more and a more spread-out passing attack, using multiple receivers as opposed to their one go-to guy.
“Aaron Rodgers and the Packers offense are going to de-rail because a wide receiver left!”— Kyle Brandt (@KyleBrandt) June 8, 2022
Stop talking. Pay attention. pic.twitter.com/mgYwEAExP5
They'll fancy the NFC North again, and the NFC in general isn't as tough as the AFC, so they're still right there in the window, they always are with Rodgers.
They now just need to banish those bad playoff memories and make proper use of one of the greatest ever to walk onto the gridiron.