NFC North: Rodgers Poised For MVP Season


Aug 22, 2014; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) throws a pass during the first quarter against the Oakland Raiders at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Bears caught a huge break in 2013 — literally — when Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers went down with an injury. However, much to the Bears’ dismay, the Packers were able to keep their hold on the NFC North and clinched a playoff spot with a regular season finale win in Chicago.

Despite playing in just nine games last season, Rodgers still managed his way to 2,536 yards and 17 touchdowns, a far cry from his production in 2011 and 2012 but still impressive considering the injury. Now, fully healthy and with a slew of weapons on offense, Rodgers is poised to return to MVP form in 2014, which is great news for Packers fans and the absolute worst case scenario for the Bears.

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Rodgers will lead a Packers’ offense in 2014 that features second-year running back Eddie Lacy, who is arguably the most talented back the team has had since Ahman Green. He will also have top receiver Jordy Nelson back and healthy, along with the emerging Randall Cobb as well as the young and talented Jarrett Boykin. Rodgers will simply have no shortage of targets to throw to during the 2014 season.

Here’s a quick look at how the Packers’ offense stacks up in 2014:

QB — Aaron Rodgers

RB — Eddie Lacy

FB — John Kuhn

WR — Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb, Jarrett Boykin, Davante Adams

TE — Richard Rodgers

LT — David Bakhtiari

LG — Josh Sitton

C — Corey Linsley

RG — T.J. Lang

RT — Bryan Bulaga

Now 30 years old and in his 10th season in the league, Rodgers is smack dab in the prime of his career. He has one Super Bowl ring in tow already and should have at least one more before his career is finished. Could it come in 2014? Bears fans sure hope not.