Aaron Rodgers Was Wise To Stay In The NFC North

Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers looks on before the game against the Cleveland Browns at Lambeau Field on December 25, 2021 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
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Aaron Rodgers confirmed on Twitter that he would be with the Green Bay Packers in 2022.

The announcement by Rodgers came off the heels of reports that he signed a new deal with the Pack.

He would debunk those rumors with his tweet.

While trade rumors have gone around about Rodgers since last season, nothing came of those rumors.

It looks that he has made a wise decision staying in the NFC North.

Lions, Vikings, and Bears Oh My! No Problems Here

When first thinking about lions and bears, they are supposed to scare people.

The Lions and Bears in the NFC North are nothing to be scared of for Rodgers.

First, the Bears have lost most of their 2018 defensive squad that gave Rodgers fits that season.

Second, the Lions haven’t had a top ten defense since 2014

The Lions were a top-five defense for that year and were 1-1 against Rodgers.

Lastly, the Minnesota Vikings’ defense has been spotty against Rodgers, giving him many openings against them.

He Owns The NFC North

Rodgers came under fire last season when he told Chicago fans that he owned them.

The reality is, he does, along with the other NFC North teams.

First, he is 23-5 against the Bears.

Second, he is 18-6 against the Lions.

Lastly, he has struggled with the Vikings but is still over .500 against them with a 16-10-1 record.

Rodgers’ success against these teams had only come when those teams had defensive struggles.

So when those teams have a good defensive unit on the field, Rodgers’ performance is not as good.

He Struggles Against Top-Tier Defenses

The NFC North is a great fit for Rodgers due to the lack of defense there now.

When people look back at why he only has one Super Bowl ring, they can find one common denominator.

He fails to make the critical plays in games against good defenses.

Every playoff game, save for one, Rodgers has failed in overcoming top-ranked defenses.

When Rodgers had the ticket to Super Bowl 55 just seven easy yards away from him, he failed.

Rodgers would throw incomplete passes instead of running down the open field on two downs.

He failed again on a snowy Lambeau Field against the San Francisco 49ers in the playoffs.

While the Packers’ defense held the 49ers to 13 points, Rodgers had zero touchdowns.

The NFC North makes Rodgers look better than he is, a perfect fit for the aging quarterback.

The NFC North Gives Rodgers Best Chance At A Playoff Run

Coming from a Bears fan here, I can be honest and tell you Rodgers will win the NFC North again.

The division isn’t strong enough to hold him back, especially with the Bears trading Khalil Mack away.

The NFC North no longer has shutdown corners to stop Davante Adams, Rodgers’ favorite receiver.

With Rodgers having Adams around for another season, he has an elite receiver that can help him.

He will own the Bears until they can keep what defensive stars they have healthy.

He can keep scoring on the Vikings if they don’t add some defensive power to their roster.

As for the Lions, they are rebuilding but have the trade capital to make waves in the future.

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