Packers Spotlight: Aaron Rodgers

David ArreolaSenior Analyst IMay 4, 2009

CHICAGO - DECEMBER 22: Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers throws a pass against the Chicago Bears on December 22, 2008 at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois. The Bears defeated the Packers 20-17 in overtime. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Hello, friends. I kindly invite you to partake into David Arreola's triumphant return to the Green Bay Packers community.

I must apologize for my long absence. You see, I have been dealing with Post-NFL depression, and because I am unable to write 176 versions of a mock draft or 101 articles on why the Lions should or should not take Matthew Stafford, I delved into a literary silence in the Packers community.

Anyway, without further explanation, I present to you Packers Spotlight.

This edition of Packers Spotlight is brought to you by The Association of Critic Smacking Quarterbacks.

Speaking of the ACSQ, Aaron Rodgers is the featured Packer today.

Rodgers has been with the Packers for four years, ever since he was taken 24th overall in the 2005 NFL draft. Rodgers has done an excellent job of sporting the latest Green Bay Packers baseball caps and holding the clipboard.

That was until the legendary Brett Favre, retired, unretired and left town.

Rodgers' first season as a starter was a brilliant one that really surpassed all expectations. Rodgers threw for 4,038 yards and 28 touchdowns compared to only 13 interceptions.

Quite the impressive stat line for a first year starter.


What I Like about Rodgers Is...

His arm. His arm is perfect for everything Green Bay wants to do with him. His accuracy is great and he normally puts the ball right where it needs to be.

His arm strength is a reassurance to me because I was worried it wouldn't be all that powerful, but he has thrown the deep ball well and can certainly fire some rockets.

I am not sure whether I like his mobility just yet. Why? Well, I have noticed that quarterbacks who know they are fast enough to scramble tend to scramble more often than they should, rather than looking for the open man.

For the most part, he has used his mobility well, knowing when to throw and when to run.


What I Think He Should Improve On...

Is his decision making when the pressure is on. I know this is a difficult area to improve upon because to many this is a natural sort of thing. But if you are going to be a big time NFL quarterback, you cannot be throwing four or five game losing interceptions in a season.


Aaron Rodgers' Future...

Looks as bright as an NFL quarterback's future can look. He has the big contract, and all of his fanbase is now firmly behind him.

Rodgers is prime for a huge season. He avoided major injury last season, which was the major concern at the start of the season.

I really am looking forward to seeing the rest of Rodgers' career as a Packer.


In my next edition of Packers Spotlight, I will be highlighting the veteran wide receiver Donald Driver.