Uncertainty surrounds Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers entering this season.
The Green Bay Packers will only go as far as Aaron Rodgers takes them this season.
No NFL franchise has been noisier this offseason than the Packers. News of Rodgers wanting out of Green Bay has circulated since day one of the 2021 NFL Draft. While Rodgers is still employed by the Packers, it is hard to envision how bad things can get in Green Bay if he is not on the team. Assuming he plays one more year in Titletown, when could the Packers suffer their first loss?
If Rodgers plays the whole season, the Packers have what it takes to win their fifth Super Bowl.
Green Bay Packers schedule: When will they suffer their first loss in 2021?
When looking at the Packers’ 2021 season schedule, they could start the year out 8-0 just about as easily as they could begin the year in an 0-1 hole. While they could lose Week 1 at the New Orleans Saints, Rodgers gives the visiting Packers such a distinct quarterbacking advantage over Jameis Winston, Taysom Hill or whatever head coach Sean Payton decides to do at the position.
While the first certain loss on the Packers’ schedule is probably coming Week 9 at the Kansas City Chiefs, there is a strong possibility Green Bay falls well before that early November meeting in Arrowhead. The Packers’ Week 3 road date at the San Francisco 49ers is every bit the trap game with the Pittsburgh Steelers coming to town the following week. Green Bay does not get to 3-0.
The Packers should win the NFC North again with Rodgers, but they will drop around five games.