Aaron Rodgers received a standing ovation from the crowd when he stepped onto the field for Sunday’s home game against Seattle. For Rodgers, it was a return to normal after a match with COVID-19 kept him in quarantine and away. Packers‘base for almost two weeks. Along with fighting the virus, Rodgers also received heavy criticism for not complying with each NFLprotocols for unvaccinated players.
Rodgers admits he had “a lot of emotion” coming out on the pitch ahead of Green Bay’s 17-0 win over Seattle, a victory that took the Packers 8-2 and took first place in the race for the only playoff ticket. of NFC. . Rodgers said he was “a bit shady” when he left the field with his teammates.
“It’s great to feel those emotions and it’s good to be back with the boys” Rodgers said, via ESPN’s Rob Demovsky. “I don’t take these things for granted, walking out on the field as a winner. It was fun to beat that team. We’ve had a number of battles over the years. Just going out against Preston. [Smith], whom I love and cherish so much, and then hear that reaction from the crowd – today was a little more special. “
Rodgers looked like his usual in last Sunday’s win Seahawks. He went 23 of 37 for 292 yards while leading a Packers offense that had to end the game without rerun Aaron Jones, who was sidelined with a knee injury. Despite Jones’ absence, the Packers led 3-0 to a 17-point win with two goals in the fourth quarter. Rodgers has totaled five of the seven assists in Green Bay’s last two goals. Big play completed 50 yards to run again AJ Dillon, who scored both Packers touchdowns during the all-purpose 128-yard tally.
Green Bay’s offense stepped back in front of the defense Russell Wilson his first game as a starting quarterback for the Seahawks. The Packers defense fired Wilson three times, tackled him twice while keeping Seattle’s offense a total of 208 yards.
“It’s definitely championship level defense,” Rodgers said, via Matt Schneidman of The Athletic. “I mean, the last three games, against three holding midfielders, held Arizona to 21, Pat and Chief get to 13 and then knock out the Russell and the Seahawks tonight, which is an incredible three-game long. So I’m really, really happy for Joe and his staff. He’s got a great staff, they do a great job, and he has the people(s) on that plan who are the glue, the people who are really, really important to success. . “
While the last two weeks have focused on Rodgers, the three-time league champion MVP has been under the microscope for most of the past calendar year. Rodgers’ future has been an ongoing topic, and it is likely to remain in the news cycle until Rodgers and fellow Packers confirm whether Rodgers will return to the team for the 2022 season. . But on Sunday, Rodgers was just delighted to be back on the field with his teammates. He’s also happy to help the Packers get a game closer to their coveted knockout goal as well as home advantage throughout the knockouts.
“I’m happy; I’m very tired,” said Rodgers. “It’s been 10 long, long days… I feel great on the field, but it’s been a few weeks since I’ve been out to play. So it’s been a pleasure to be back there and I’m so excited for you guys, I really am.”
https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/emotional-aaron-rodgers-admits-to-being-misty-during-packers-win-over-seahawks/ | Aaron Rodgers emotional admits to being ‘blind’ in Packers win over Seahawks