Aaron Rodgers is one of the best quarterbacks in football. In fact, he might be the best quarterback in football. But the Green Bay Packers (4-5) have lost three straight and four of five, as the offense – and defense – have struggled mightily.
The Packers have allowed an average of 35.3 points per game in their last four losses, while the offense ranks a pedestrian 15th in yards per game (355.9) on the season and is 11th in scoring (24.8).
Rodgers has accounted for at least three touchdowns in four straight games, but why has the offense looked so out of sorts?
“I think (Rodgers is) probably just frustrated and being asked to do too much,” Pro Football Hall of Famer Warren Moon said on CBS Sports Radio’s The DA Show. “As great a player as he is, you still have to have other pieces around you to make things happen, and he doesn’t have a strong receiving corps. I don’t think Jordy Nelson is the same player he was before he got hurt. He’s got a lot of inconsistency in some of those other receivers as far as them being able to get open, (and there’s) no running game to speak of. I’m a little surprised that their player personnel department can’t find a running back to put on the field. They have a wide receiver in Ty Montgomery playing running back in the National Football League. That’s just not supposed to happen. There’s running backs out there that you can go trade for or guys sitting at home that at least give you a chance in the running game. So when he doesn’t have anything to work with and the defense is depleted, it’s all put on Aaron Rodgers’ shoulders right now, and he’s not able to withstand that.”
The Packers play the Redskins (5-3-1) on the road this Sunday night. Kickoff is at 8:30 p.m. ET.