Aaron Rodgers is not one to make excuses, but he actually had a pretty good excuse for one of his interceptions during the Saints game on Sunday.
It’s no secret Rodgers was pretty bad in the Packers’ season opener. He had just 133 yards passing, didn’t score a touchdown and had two interceptions. Green Bay didn’t even score a touchdown and got blown out 38-3. So what happened?
There’s plenty to think about in regards to Rodgers’ abysmal performance in Week 1. Distractions are aplenty, of course. But is there something more to it? Perhaps he’s still upset with the Packers. Or maybe Green Bay players as a whole just aren’t willing to fight for their quarterback after what went down this off-season.
Regardless, Rodgers has to play better. But one of his interceptions may have a credible excuse. Rodgers told Pat McAfee on Tuesday that he got hit in the last area anyone wants to get hit during his first interception throw.
“For those of you who went back and watched it… I don’t like to make a lot of excuses for interceptions… That was entirely due to the double nut shot I took,” Rodgers said.
Aaron Rodgers to @PatMcAfeeShow on his first INT on Sunday: “For those of you who went back and watched it… I don’t like to make a lot of excuses for interceptions… That was entirely due to the double nut shot I took.” 🤣
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) September 14, 2021
Okay we’ll forgive Aaron for his first interception. But the rest of his poor play can’t be excused.
The 2020-21 NFL MVP was flat-out bad on Sunday. He was out-played by Jameis Winston and looked confused against the Saints defense.
Rodgers has a chance to redeem himself this Sunday against the Detroit Lions.