Aaron Rodgers Looking to ‘Put on a Show’ in London
Through four weeks, the Green Bay Packers offense can be described as boring but effective. They’ve won a game by putting up 14 points, and their offensive success has revolved around a strong ground game featuring Aaron Jones and AJ Dillon. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers has quietly led the charge.
Rodgers has had to show some patience while working with a young group of wide receivers. The Packers are getting there. They’re 3-1 heading into their first-ever trip to London, where Rodgers hopes to “put on a show” Sunday against the New York Giants.
Aaron Rodgers ready for ‘special’ moment in London
While not everyone on the Packers was excited about making the trip overseason, Rodgers is soaking it all in. He’s excited for the moment, calling it “special.”
“We’re excited to be here,” he said, per NFL.com. “And this is not just a normal road trip even though the coaches speak is always, ‘Hey, we’re here to win a game, yada yada yada,'” Rodgers said. “This is definitely more special.
“This is one of those games I think at the end of your career when you think back on, it’s going to be a special moment to be able to play in front of the fans here.”
Rodgers, a four-time MVP, hasn’t lit it up statistically so far this season, but the Packers have won three straight after an embarrassing loss to the Minnesota Vikings in the season opener. Through four games, Rodgers has six touchdown passes and three interceptions.
Two reasons for the decline in numbers are the loss of Davante Adams and Green Bay’s strong running game.
“Our backs are two of our best players, so we’ve got to get those guys involved,” Packers head coach Matt LaFleur said.
Rodgers hoping to put on a show Sunday
Could this be the week, the Green Bay passing game clicks? With Adams gone, the Packers brought in veteran Sammy Watkins to provide some experience. The oft-injured Watkins is injured once again, forcing young receivers Christian Watson and Romeo Doubs to play major roles in the passing game.
Both receivers have had key drops this year, Watson’s coming on the first series of the season that likely would have gone for a long touchdown. Doubs dropped a touchdown pass last week on what would have been the game-winning score.
Both receivers show great promise, but it’s taken some time for them and Rodgers to get on the same page. Maybe Week 5 will be when Rodgers and the offense air it out a little bit.
At least Rodgers hopes so.
“Hell yeah, of course,” Rodgers said, per Rob Demovsky of ESPN. “Matt’s kind of in a grumpy mood right now. When he gets a little bit of rest and will be in a better mood, we’ll talk about airing it out a little bit more.
“We’ve had halves of certain games where we’ve really played well, and the other half has usually been pretty bad. We’ve got to try to put together four quarters and put on a show for the fans in the stadium. Hopefully, it will be predominately green and gold.”