The Green Bay Packers will kick off their 100th season of football on Sept. 9 against the Chicago Bears, and they will turn 100 years old on Aug. 11, 2019. Here are 100 things to know about one of the NFL's most storied franchises:
Aaron Rodgers turns 35 in December, his 14th NFL season. If the Green Bay Packers quarterback has his way, he'd play five more seasons beyond 2018. Rodgers told NBC Sports' Peter King playing until he's 40 remains the goal.
The Green Bay Packers are expected to sign former Seattle Seahawks tight end Jimmy Graham when the free-agent signing period begins Wednesday. They're also cutting Jordy Nelson.
Danica Patrick's heart is racing for Aaron Rodgers. Patrick, a Chicago Bears fan, confirmed Monday she is dating the Green Bay Packers quarterback. "Yes, Aaron and I are dating," Patrick told The Associated Press. Rodgers split from actress Olivia Munn in 2017 after a three-year relationship. Patrick in late November ended a five-year relationship with fellow NASCAR driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
The Green Bay Packers' coaching changes weren't limited to the defensive side of the ball. After deciding to fire defensive coordinator Dom Capers, inside linebackers coach Scott McCurley and defensive line coach Mike Trgovac, the Packers also have chosen to move on from offensive coordinator Edgar Bennett and quarterbacks coach Alex Van Pelt, sources told ESPN's Chris Mortensen and Rob Demovsky.
While winning at Lambeau Field means a lot to the Minnesota Vikings, the NFC North champions have bigger goals in mind. A first-round playoff bye is well within reach, and could be secured as soon as Sunday. The Vikings took care of business on their end with a 16-0 victory Saturday night over the injury-depleted Green Bay Packers, the team’s first shutout in 24 years. Having already clinched the division title, Minnesota (12-3) can wrap up a first-round bye if the Carolina Panthers lose or tie on Sunday against Tampa Bay.
Multiple teams complained to the NFL last week that the Packers violated the rules regarding players who are eligible to be placed on injured reserve -- and that Green Bay should have to release quarterback Aaron Rodgers as a result, league sources told ESPN. NFL rules stipulate that a player needs to have suffered a new injury that would sideline him at least six weeks to be placed on injured reserve. If that is not the case, the team is obligated to release the player once he is healthy.
The CT scan results were not black and white. The decision for Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers to take the field Sunday against the Carolina Panthers after a broken collarbone wasn't simple. Instead, a variety of experts weighed in -- medical people, Packers personnel, his agents and the quarterback himself -- to inform the decision that led to the return of one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL.
Aaron Rodgers has been medically cleared to return from a broken right collarbone. The Green Bay Packers quarterback made it official on Tuesday night, the eve of the first practice in advance of Sunday's game at Carolina. Rodgers made the announcement in an Instagram post after a long day of discussion with medical personnel led by team physician Dr. Pat McKenzie.
Aaron Rodgers is marking off another significant box on his recovery timetable this week, with the presence of No. 12 in a red jersey making the Green Bay Packers the league’s most interesting scout team. Just shy of seven weeks ago Rodgers had two metal plates affixed to his collarbone with a number of screws, and his return, whether it is just for practice or in a game in a few weeks, is a boost to the 6-6 Packers as they hope to run the table and get to the playoffs. Rodgers first practiced in the team’s usual light workout on Saturday, his 34th birthday, but now his recovery has entered a new phase with what the team says is a trial return with the scout team beginning Wednesday.
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has confirmed that screws were inserted in his fractured right collarbone during surgery Oct. 19 in Southern California. In a taped appearance on TBS' "Conan" that airs Thursday night, Rodgers told host Conan O'Brien that doctors used 13 screws to repair his collarbone, which he injured during the first quarter of the Packers' 23-10 loss to the Minnesota Vikings on Oct. 15.
For weeks, if not months, every time an NFL team has had a sudden opening at its quarterback position, a debate ensues about whether it should sign Colin Kaepernick. The question arose again Monday in Green Bay, a day after Aaron Rodgers suffered a potentially season-ending injury to his throwing shoulder in a game at Minnesota.
Just minutes after the Packers officially announced that Aaron Rodgers would likely miss the rest of the season with a broken collarbone, NFL fans on the internet started doing what NFL fans on the internet do best in that situation: Suggesting names of quarterbacks that the Packers should now sign.
For the second time in five seasons, the entire state of Wisconsin hinges on a single broken collarbone. One thousand four hundred forty-four days after Aaron Rodgers broke his collarbone on Monday Night Football in a 2013 loss to the Bears, the Packers' future Hall of Fame quarterback suffered the same injury to his other clavicle in a brutal loss to the Vikings on Sunday afternoon. The team's official Twitter account suggested Rodgers could miss the remainder of the season, but unless the Packers get lucky over the next couple of months, it might not matter.
A funny thing happened to Green Bay free safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix in the Packers' game last week. The offense of the Packers' opponent, the Chicago Bears, snapped the ball eight times without the former Alabama standout on the field.
Those who might have thought that maybe, just maybe, they could get down to watching NFL games for the football and to escape the issues of the day probably aren’t going to be happy. Thanks to Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers and President Trump, the conversation about the message players, coaches and owners are striving to send by kneeling or linking arms during the national anthem is going to continue for another week of games, starting Thursday night. Rodgers’s Packers are first up and they’ve called on the 81,441 fans in Lambeau Field to link arms for the anthem preceding the game against the Chicago Bears.
The Green Bay Packers' offense has the potential to be the best it's ever been with Aaron Rodgers under center, Bucky Brooks writes. Plus, three rookie running backs to watch during the preseason.
The winner of the NFC Championship Game advances to Super Bowl LI in Houston
The Packers are back in the NFC title game. Mason Crosby's last-second 51-yard field goal sent Green Bay past the Cowboys, 34-31, in Sunday's Divisional Round showdown.
Aaron Rodgers threw another four touchdown passes, including a first-half Hail Mary score, to lead the Green Bay Packers to a 38-13 win over the New York Giants at Lambeau Field.