Packers' Aaron Rodgers Shades Teams Thinking They Have a Chance to Win NFC North

Tyler Conway@@jtylerconwayFeatured Columnist IVSeptember 8, 2022

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The Green Bay Packers have owned the NFC North for three straight seasons, and Aaron Rodgers does not expect that to change anytime soon.

“All the other teams in the NFC North, it seems like every single year, I think their fanbase and their teams feel like, ‘This is our year to win the North.’ Hasn’t really been the case during my time, for the most part,” Rodgers told reporters.

Rodgers has led the Packers to eight division championships over his 14 years as a starting quarterback. Green Bay has won 13 regular-season games for three straight years, a first in franchise history.

If the Packers look a little weaker than their predecessor, it's because they are on paper. Rodgers lost his top target, Davante Adams, to an offseason trade to Las Vegas and the team cut two-time Pro Bowl linebacker, Za'Darius Smith. Making matters worse, Smith immediately signed with rival Minnesota Vikings and seems motivated to prove his old team wrong.

Still, Rodgers has plenty of reason to believe in his Packers. The Bears look like one of the worst teams in football, the Detroit Lions were one of the worst teams in football a year ago, and the Vikings underwent an organizational overhaul this offseason.

The Packers may have a new look in 2022, but they're still the overwhelming favorite for a fourth straight division crown.


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