2015 All-NFC North Team
Oct 27, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) talks with Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) following the game at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. The Packers defeated the Vikings 44-31. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports
QB: Aaron Rodgers, GB
Probably the easiest decision on this team. Considering many would choose Rodgers as the best quarterback in the entire NFL, he is an obvious choice as the NFC North’s best signal caller.
Rodgers, the league’s reigning MVP, is in the mix of a truly historic career. His ability to make plays no matter the circumstance is pretty much unrivaled in the history of the game. At 31-years-old, Rodgers still has plenty of elite play ahead of him in a career that will probably go down as one of the greatest at the position of all-time.
Matthew Stafford could possibly make a case in another division, Jay Cutler always has that huge upside and Teddy Bridgewater is one of the most exciting young QBs in the game, but Rodgers is the clear choice here.
RB: Adrian Peterson, MIN
Selecting the NFC North’s best running back was a much more difficult task. A case for Matt Forte as such a huge part of the Bears’ rushing and passing attacks could certainly be made. Some would also argue that Eddie Lacy deserves the spot based on his expected production going forward. However, when it comes down to it, the natural RB skills of Adrian Peterson takes the spot here.
Say what you will about his choices off-the-field (they aren’t good for the most part), but Peterson is simply the greatest running back in this era. While theoretically his skills should start to deteriorate soon, Peterson has shown no signs of slowing down. Until he starts to show his age, Peterson is the class at the RB position in the NFC North.
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