Green Bay Packers: A Year of Hope or Heartaches?

Kaitlyn DmyterkoContributor IMay 29, 2009

NEW ORLEANS - NOVEMBER 24:  Quarterback Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers celebrates after scoring a touchdown in the second quarter against the New Orleans Saints on November 24, 2009 at the Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

As the Packers turn 90 this season, we wonder, will Green Bay act their decrepit age or be rejuvenated with success using their rookies, vets, and young all-star QB to their true potential?

Green Bay has been solidified with greatness: From Bart Starr, to Favre, to Reggie White, Mike Holmgren, and McCarthy. Now all eyes rest on the 25-year old paramount headliner from California, Aaron Rodgers

Drafted to Green Bay in 2005, Rodgers gained only 65 yards, playing a measly three games. In 2006 and 2007, Rodgers again took a backseat to football's great Brett Favre.

Finally, in the 2008 season Rodgers was in the limelight. Completing 16 games with 341 completions and 28 touchdowns, fans slowly began to forget about Favre and focus on their new champ, Rodgers. 

But, what does this upcoming season hold? Will Rodgers lead the Packs to victory throwing TD's like it’s his job or will he have an uphill climb?

The Packs have a chance to win it this season with leading stars Driver and Jennings and their new piece of royalty—DT B.J. Raji from Boston College.

Green Bay first meets with the Cleveland Browns, August 15, at Lambeau. Perhaps the media, fans, and other hecklers who critique the Packers rookie team status will be thrown for a look when the Packers pummel their opponents with good defense mechanisms and rocket passes from Rodgers. 

As training began, the Packs saw a great deal of injury to their roster. Big players; Clifton, Barnett, Bigby, and Jenkins all were limited in workout due to injury. If the Packers get in sync, fans could be pleasantly surprised and other teams could be surpassed in the wake of the notorious Packers offense.