Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers will return to the field Sunday after missing seven games, and he believes he’s coming back with a new perspective on his position.
Rodgers said today in the Packers’ locker room that as much as he hated standing on the sideline instead of playing, he thinks he got something out of it.
“It’s a great learning experience,” Rodgers said. “Every time you’re faced with adversity you can take something away from that. For me it was to be able to step back and look at the team from a different perspective, be on the headset. It’s tough to not be out there with the guys but I think you learn a lot through the process, you find new ways to lead, you realize how important your attitude, your enthusiasm, your energy you bring to practice can be to the guys. I know they’re excited about my return but I think the way they believe in me, the expectations they have for me, I have the same ones for them. I believe in them, I have expectations that they’re going to play well. My coming back doesn’t alleviate any of the pressure on the guys. I think the pressure we put on ourselves, we can harness at this point and see how good we can really be.”
Rodgers sounds ready to lead the Packers into the playoffs.