It's become a joke of sorts that I pick the Green Bay Packers and New England Patriots to play in the Super Bowl every year. So keep laughing. I am doing it again. Normally the two main reasons are Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady. While they are both a big part of my rationale for doing so this year, the reason I am not only picking the Packers to get to the Super Bowl but also win it isn't Rodgers. It's the defense.
The Green Bay Packers finally embraced change this offseason when they cut ties with longtime head coach Mike McCarthy after 13 seasons. Out went McCarthy, in came Matt LaFleur, who spent the 2018 season calling plays for the Tennessee Titans as their offensive coordinator.
On the heels of a 28-26 win in the preseason opener over the Houston Texans, the Green Bay Packers have to feel at least a little excited about their first-year players. Sitting many of their weekly starters in game one of the exhibition slate, the Packers were able to provide meaningful reps to a number of recent draft picks. Although an early injury to Oren Burks spoiled an opportunity for fans to watch for improvement from the expected backup to Blake Martinez at inside linebacker, it led to an opportunity for another draft pick in Ty Summers to step up.
Football is back and so are the Green Bay Packers! The bike kids were back in business on Thursday as the Packers rode in to Clark Hinkle Field for the first day of training camp. A new head coach took the practice field for the first time, but that was not all that was new. With an adventurous past couple of days along the defensive line, fans were able to see the unit up close and personal in the team’s efforts to replace Mike Daniels. An immediate fill-in emerged quickly during the day and made up one of a few quick-hitters from day one.
Green Bay Packers fans haven't had the best of times over the past two seasons, but things could change as they enter the 2019 campaign.
The beer buddies are the top two, but the third name might be slightly surprising.
The Green Bay Packers have some major questions to answer if they hope to break their two-year playoff drought.
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers nearly came up six throws short of the NFL record for the most consecutive pass attempts without an interception. But after Atlanta Falcons linebacker Deion Jones dropped a ball that practically hit him between the numbers on his jersey, Rodgers successfully threw on. On his third pass attempt of the second half, he tied Tom Brady's NFL record with his 358th straight pass without an interception. On his next throw, he broke it.
Aaron Rodgers wore a Santa Monica Fire Department hat after the Green Bay Packers' Nov. 11 win over the Miami Dolphins to show support for those impacted by the California fires. Ten days later, the Packers quarterback announced he's donating $1 million to help those in his home state. "In Northern California, where I was born and raised, the city of Paradise burned to the ground, and many of the residents who got out are now displaced to my hometown of Chico and across the north state," Rodgers said in a video posted on his Twitter account. "I personally reached out to my friends and the mayor of Chico to find out how to be of the most help. And raising money for both immediate needs and the long-term recovery is what is needed most right now."
The Packers got back a fourth-round pick in the 2019 draft for veteran safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix.
Two days after his colossal fumble, the Green Bay Packers traded running back Ty Montgomery to the Baltimore Ravens.
Saturday will be a big day for Aaron Rodgers. Or it won't. The Green Bay Packers quarterback may try to practice Saturday in the team's final workout before Sunday's game against Minnesota, but even if he doesn't, coach Mike McCarthy would have no trouble playing him against the Vikings.
Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers have agreed to a record-breaking four-year, $134 million extension that could be worth up to $180 million in total money, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter on Wednesday. Rodgers is expected to sign the deal at some point Wednesday, a source told Schefter. The deal would run through the 2023 season, when Rodgers will turn 40 years old.
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.
Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy and General Manager Brian Gutekunst had extensive sessions with the media on Wednesday at the NFL Scouting Combine. Here are some news and notes from Day 1 in Indianapolis.
The first day of coaching and executive availability at the scouting combine always provides a few worthwhile tidbits as we head into free agency. Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst’s thoughts on getting an Aaron Rodgers deal done this offseason will slide under the radar amid cuts and retirements but could end up being the most significant development of the 2018 calendar year—far beyond whoever signs short-term free-agent deals this spring.
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.