Aaron Rodgers: Packers who make mistakes shouldn’t play

Aaron Rodgers has been transparent with his feelings about the Green Bay Packers this season. And he took his commentary to a new level on Tuesday.

Green Bay (3-4) has underchallenged this season. They are second in the NFC North, 2.5 games behind the Minnesota Vikings, who they lost to in Week 1. The Packers have now lost three straight games to teams that missed the playoffs last season (New York Giants, New York Jets). and Washington Commanders), although the Giants and Jets are 11-3 combined this season.

Rodgers made his weekly appearance on The Pat McAfee Show on Tuesday, and after saying the Packers’ takeover of the product on the field will help them go faster, Rodgers said players who “have too many Make mistakes, don’t do this should play.”

“It’s definitely not just a game here and there,” Rodgers said. “Like I said, it’s 20 percent of the time. If we have 50 games and 10 have mental misses and mental errors, that’s 20 percent of the time. So that’s way too high. In the past we’ve been looking like less than 10 percent, so it gives us a really good chance of being successful. Twenty percent, that’s too high. This is one game in a series where you’re really giving yourself a hard time so we need to fix that.

“And whatever that is, I think guys who make too many mistakes shouldn’t play. We need to start reducing some reps. And maybe guys who don’t play give them a chance.”

The Packers have been midfield across the board on offense this season. They average 221.3 passing yards (17th in the NFL), 110.3 rushing yards (18th), 331.6 total yards (20th), and 18.3 points (23rd). Rodgers has 1,597 passing yards, 11 passing touchdowns, three interceptions, a 94.9 quarterback rating, and has completed 66.8% of his passes.

Green Bay’s wide reception core was transformed during the offseason when franchise No. 1 wideout Davante Adams went to the Las Vegas Raiders. Allen Lazard, doubtful for the team’s Week 8 road matchup against the Buffalo Bills with a shoulder injury, has been the Packers’ most prolific receiver this season with 26 receptions, 340 yards and four touchdowns.

Rookie Romeo Doubs is her only other wide receiver with a receiving touchdown (two) this season.

FOX Sports NFL analyst and a former Rodgers teammate, Greg Jennings, claimed in Tuesday’s First Things First that Rodgers couldn’t criticize his teammates in that way and that his comments also constituted a disguised criticism of head coach Matt LaFleur be.

Aaron Rodgers says teammates who make too many mistakes shouldn’t play

Aaron Rodgers says teammates who make too many mistakes shouldn't play

Former Packers wide receiver and teammate Greg Jennings explains why he disagrees with Rodgers’ comments Tuesday.

“He can’t do that,” Jennings said. “I understand they’re struggling and he plays with the guys around him with a lot of frustration, especially at the wide receiver position, but you can’t sit on a show and talk about who should and shouldn’t because of mental flaws play, that doesn’t work.

“…What you’re saying is obviously you need to start reducing the number of guys, but also, ‘Matt LaFleur, you’re not doing your job either.'”

Rodgers, 38, has won back-to-back NFL MVPs and signed a new three-year, $150.8 million contract with the Packers this past offseason.

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