Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is coming off his most frustrating season, having missed half of it with a broken collarbone. But he’s following that frustrating season with a strong offseason.
In fact, Packers coach Mike McCarthy says that Rodgers has worked better this offseason than he ever has before in their nine years together in Green Bay.
“I think Aaron’s had probably his best spring, if I’m going to sit back and try to rank them,” McCarthy told the Journal Sentinel. “I’ll probably say the same thing next year, but I think he’s in great shape. I think Aaron’s in a great place and had a very exceptional spring.”
Rodgers has spoken several times this offseason about the importance of conditioning, including losing weight and taking up yoga, to keep himself healthy for a full 16-game season. Although Rodgers is avoiding any type of heavy weightlifting that might tax his throwing shoulder, he’s pushing himself through workouts that he says have himself — and the team — poised to play like they did in 2010, when they finished the season by winning the Super Bowl.
“Great opportunity for us,” Rodgers said. “It’s a combination of team chemistry and staying healthy and then playing the right way at the right time. That’s what we did in 2010, and we have to get back there.”
The Packers would love to see Rodgers follow his best spring with his best fall.