7. Aaron Rodgers– Last season, he showed that he’s human after all. Every quarterback has that go to guy that they can rely on each and every week but unfortunately, Jordy Nelson was lost for the season after tearing his ACL in the preseason in 2015. The Packers got off to such a hot start then cooled down and were a Wild Card team. Normally, he’s in my top three. Aaron Rodgers is the first of three quarterbacks to be revealed on the list and he comes in as my seventh best player entering the 2016 season. Although he’s been in the league as a starter for seven seasons, we’re still in awe over the things he does on the field. As a guy in the secondary, it’ll never be easy to defend him because of the footwork he possesses and the ability to extend the play. You have to cover in the back end and stay with the receivers and he’ll complete passes that’ll leave you speechless. He makes every throw on the field whether it’s short, intermediate or the deep pass down the field. We saw that twice last season in Detroit and then again in the playoffs in Arizona. One thing you don’t hear people give him credit for is how cerebral he is and that’s one trait you must have as a quarterback. If he sees a “glitch” in your defense or someone just got off the field, that ball is snapped as quickly as possible. I discussed this before but his footwork is remarkable and it truly complements his style of play. As a former defensive end, that’s the one thing I’m looking at if I’m studying film and the primary objective would be to keep him in the pocket and a lot of containment. He’s 6’2 but I feel he’d be as great as he’s been even if he were shorter. He’s even able to dodge pass rushers while he’s in the pocket and he does it with such a calm demeanor. Aaron Rodgers is no longer that guy that replaced a hall of famer anymore. He’s made a name for himself. A Super Bowl ring and two league MVP’s, he’ll be enshrined in Canton, Ohio when he decides to call it a career.
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