Aaron Rodgers is one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL, but you wouldn’t know it by looking at the Green Bay Packers’ offense so far this season.
Rodgers and the Packers have stumbled out of the gates to another 1-2 record. In the past, the Packers’ issues have centered around the defense, but the grounding of the supposedly high-flying Green Bay offense has been the primary reason for the team’s struggles this season.
However, Rodgers thinks Packers fans worrying about the rough start should step back and take a deep breath, even if Rodgers has to spell it out for them.
“Five letters here, just for everybody out there in Packer-land,” Rodgers said on his weekly ESPN Wisconsin radio appearance, “R-E-L-A-X. Relax. We’re going to be OK.”
The Packers’ dormant offense ranks 28th in the league through three weeks, as Green Bay is averaging roughly 290 yards and 19 points per game.
The fact that the Packers have played three pretty impressive defenses — Seattle, the New York Jets and Detroit — hasn’t helped. Rodgers’ relatively mediocre play has also been a result of more struggles on the offensive line with Rodgers being sacked nine times through three games.
“We’ve played three good defenses,” Rodgers pointed out during his radio appearance. “I said after the game, we had a couple mediocre performances and one average performance. That leaves a lot to be desired.”
The Packers have another difficult test in Week 4. Green Bay is heading to Chicago on Sunday to take on the Bears, who have allowed just 20.7 points per game this season.