Aaron Rodgers wants his Packers teammates to stay safe during their bye week. He boiled his message down to three simple words.
The Packers get to enjoy some much-needed rest this coming week with a first-round bye in the NFL playoffs. But Aaron Rodgers knows things can take a wrong turn quickly.
Ever the wordsmith, Rodgers had a very simple message for his teammates as they prepared for a weekend without the structure of a game day keeping them in check.
Aaron Rodgers on what the message is to his #Packers teammates as they set out on a bye: "Don't get COVID."
Sounds about right.
— Ryan Wood (@ByRyanWood) January 4, 2021
It’s a fair thing to be concerned about. Teams always worry about players getting into trouble during their off time. These days, all it takes is hanging out with the wrong group for disaster to strike.
The Packers locked down the No. 1 seed in the NFC to get a week off
An MVP-level season from Rodgers helped Green Bay secure the top spot in the NFC including their first-round bye. They won their last six games to leave no doubt.
Aaron Rodgers finished the season with the second-best passer rating in his career, which also happens to be the second-best passer rating in NFL history.
He capped it all with a four-touchdown performance in a rout of the Bears. He’d already set a career-high for touchdown passes in a single-season, totaling 48 in the end.
The most incredible part of Rodgers’ success this season is the unsettled nature of his receiving corps. Marquez Valdes-Scantling was his only receiver who played all 16 games. Davante Adams finished strong but missed a month of the season.
Getting through the bye week without any drama or positive tests is the first challenge for Rodgers and company this postseason. Then the real fun will begin as the MVP candidate looks to take his team to the Super Bowl for the first time since 2010.