The Packers Continue Their On-Field Struggles


Photography, Melodi Coleman

Jarret Coleman (12) gives his Aaron Rodgers jersey a thumbs down.

Throughout the world of professional football, it’s no secret that the Green Bay Packers are struggling to stay afloat atop the ranks of the NFL. From losing key franchise pieces to other teams in the offseason, to injuries for players on both sides of the ball, Aaron Rodgers and his Packers are currently lacking what it takes to be championship contenders. The Packers have consistently had phenomenal regular season play for the past half decade, but where did it all go wrong? 


The woes for “Green and Gold” started during this past offseason, when perennial pro bowler and superstar wide receiver Davante Adams exited the Packers organization by way of trade to become one of the highest paid receivers in the history of the NFL.  Contrary to the popular saying, the grass was not greener on the other side for either team, as both Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams are having one of the worst seasons of their respective careers.  The amount of times Adams has been held to forty receiving yards or less with Derek Carr (Las Vegas) as his quarterback in seven games is equal to the same amount in fifty-six career games with Aaron Rodgers: Only three each.  


This isn’t the only factor contributing to the Packers’ fall from the top this season.  Constant trips to the injured list for key players are hurting the team’s chances for a comeback playoff push.  On top of this, the team is struggling to beat lower level teams, with a lot of the blame being placed on Aaron Rodgers.  The “Pack” is currently 3-5, and they have not won a game since defeating the New England Patriots on October 2nd.


With Green Bay’s season hanging by a thread, a few questions are still left unanswered.  Will Rodgers get benched for one of the first times since his days as a backup in 2007?  When will Aaron’s replacement Jordan Love be added into the mix?  Most importantly, will Aaron Rogers return to championship glory before the sun sets on his Hall of Fame career?