Aaron Rodgers Fantasy Football QB
A year after Brett Favre was ushered out of the Green Bay Packers facilities, Aaron Rodgers is poised to become an NFL star and a fantasy football all-star. Actually, Aaron Rodger’s 2008 fantasy football season is probably enough to make him a fantasy football star. Though Aaron Rodgers couldn’t engineer a playoff run for the Green Bay Packers, his passing totals were above reproach. 2009 looks to be more of the same. Aaron Rodgers was the best player in the 2009 NFL Preseason, according to ESPN’s John Clayton.
Aaron Rodgers Bio
Wt: 220 lbs
Date of Birth: 12-2-83
Place of Birth: Chico, California
College: California Golden Bears
NFL Team: Green Bay Packers
Aaron Rodgers Fantasy Football
Of course, being good in preseason means very little in the regular season. Aaron Rodgers’ fantasy football season in 2009 started with a relatively underwhelming performance against the Chicago Bears, though Rodgers came through with a big touchdown pass to Greg Jennings late in the game to pull out the win at Lambeau Field. I expect a repeat of the Aaron Rodgers-Greg Jennings hookup a lot this year – and for a number of years to come. Rodgers-to-Jennings is one of the best young QB-WR combos in the NFL today.
Besides Greg Jennings, Aaron Rodgers has a relatively so-so collection of weapons in the Green Bay Packers Offense. Donald Driver once was an elite receiver, but Donald Driver is getting a little long in the tooth and is now mainly a possession receiver.
There are a couple of promising tight ends with Donald Lee and Jermichael Finley, but their overall effectiveness is still unproven. The jury is still out on Ryan Grant, who had a great second half of 2007, but wasn’t so great dealing with a hamstring injury in 2008.
Aaron Rodgers Green Bay Packers
The Green Bay Packers were 6-10 in the 2008 NFL Season, meaning they were playing from behind most of the time. Often, that’s going to inflate the passing statistics somewhat. Mike McCarthy no doubt would have preferred to win games with a strong defense and strong running game with Ryan Grant in 2008, like the Pack did in their impressive 13-3 2007 NFL campaign.
To that end, the Packers brought in Com Capers to take over as Packers Defensive Coordinator, installing a 3-4 defensive scheme and bringing an attacking, blitzing style. That should make for more turnovers and, with the personnel of the Packers, could mean the Green Bay Packers play a few more games like they did in Week 1 against the Chicago Bears.
So Aaron Rodgers and the Packers Offense could find itself with a shorter field to play with in 2008. That could mean more touchdowns for Aaron Rodgers, but fewer passing yards. That might balance itself out if the attacking Packers Defense doesn’t get to the quarterback consistently and gives up a lot of big plays.
But if the Green Bay Packers Defense goes back to the stingy defense it was two years ago, Aaron Rodgers could see his numbers take a slight hit from 2008 to 2009.