Aaron Rodgers has experienced it all throughout his illustrious NFL career that has been spent entirely with the Green Bay Packers. Rodgers has gone through the highs and lows that come with playing in the league. However, he has just encountered the strangest situation in his career.
Aaron Rodgers’ impressive NFL career
Since taking over the starting job in Green Bay, Aaron Rodgers has guided the franchise to tremendous success.
Rodgers has led the team to nine playoff appearances behind six NFC North division titles and a double-digit win campaign in each postseason berth. It also includes four NFC Championship Game appearances.
He has also firmly established himself as one of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history. Rodgers guided the franchise to a Super Bowl win that earned him Super Bowl MVP honors, two regular-season MVP awards, two First-Team All-Pro nods, a Second-Team All-Pro selection, and eight Pro Bowl nods.
The 36-year-old has been the definition of a franchise quarterback that continues to play at an elite level in the latter stages of his career. However, he has just experienced something that left him with the strangest feeling.
Aaron Rodgers has strange vibes playing without fans at Lambeau Field
The NFL has pushed forward with the 2020 season under the unique circumstances that the majority of teams have no fans in attendance.
The Packers are among the organizations that have begun the year with no fans allowed to games. That was the case in their home opener in Week 2 action against the Detroit Lions, which Aaron Rodgers voiced on The Rich Eisen show was the strangest situation in his NFL career.
“Oh man, it was probably the weirdest experience in my career I would say. This place has been so special with so many memories in Green Bay in Lambeau. Just so many things that make gameday gameday. People who have come seen me over the years and have come to games at Lambeau just marvel and laugh about it.
Rodgers continued: “Whether it’s the tailgating or just how inviting and welcoming our fans are to not only to people out of town or other fans of other teams. It’s always ‘hey come grab a braut and a beer’ to the actual things that happen on gameday. It’s a throwback and city and time. There are just fun things that fans bring that I really missed last Sunday.”
Players may be tuned in to the game, but the fans bring a special element to the feeling of gameday. They carry the energy and extra excitement to the stadiums. It’s an irreplaceable aspect of the entire experience that the players have quickly noticed is absent.
Packers eyeing much more than the playoffs
The Packers’ hot start through the first two weeks of the 2020 season has amped up the expectations.
Green Bay has looked every bit of an elite offensive team behind their impressive league-leading production. Rodgers has made the most of passing game options around him. Meanwhile, they have found tremendous balance behind the potent rushing attack headed by Pro Bowler Aaron Jones.
The Packers are dealing with a nagging hamstring injury to star wideout Davante Adams, which is something that they will keep a close eye on moving forward. There will be challenges ahead for Green Bay, but the team looks to be in a promising spot to make a strong push beyond a playoff berth.