Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is coming off his most frustrating season, having missed half of it with a broken collarbone. But he’s following that frustrating season with a strong offseason.
In fact, Packers coach Mike McCarthy says that Rodgers has worked better this offseason than he ever has before in their nine years together in Green Bay.
“I think Aaron’s had probably his best spring, if I’m going to sit back and try to rank them,” McCarthy told the Journal Sentinel. “I’ll probably say the same thing next year, but I think he’s in great shape. I think Aaron’s in a great place and had a very exceptional spring.”
Rodgers has talked about the importance of conditioning to keep himself healthy for a full 16-game season. He's lost weight and taken up yoga. He's also avoiding any type of heavy weightlifting that might tax his throwing shoulder, but pushing himself through workouts that he says have himself — and the team — poised to play like they did in 2010, when they finished the season by winning the Super Bowl. He's primed to be one of the top-three QBs taken in your draft, and we have him ranked 2nd among our QBs.