Aaron Rodgers Stats in 2022: Will Aaron Rodgers Retire?

Aaron Rodgers certainly doesn’t look like a reigning back-to-back MVP this season.

The Green Bay Packers quarterback is recording low numbers in his career, and after Sunday’s 23-21 loss to the Washington Commanders, his team is now on a three-game losing streak despite starting the season 3-1 .

The Packers meet the Buffalo Bills 5-1 on Sunday night, and Rodgers believes the Packers are up to the challenge despite their slow start to the season.

“I’m not worried about this roster,” Rodgers said, according to CBS Sports. β€œIn fact, this could be for the best for us. This week no one is going to give us a chance to go to Buffalo on Sunday Night Football with a chance of being exposed. Shoot, it might be for the best for us.”

How bad has Aaron Rodgers been this season?

Here are some stats that illustrate Rodgers’ struggles this season:

  • Rodgers’ average passing yards per game (228.1) and passing yards per attempt (6.5) are at career lows this season, and the 1.6 touchdown average per game is the second-lowest since he started 15 years ago, Kevin Patra reported on “Around the NFL.”
  • In the first seven games this season, the quarterback hasn’t thrown for more than 300 yards or more than three touchdowns in a game, which is a first in Rodgers’ career, Patra reported.
  • The Packers are tied for 23rd with 18.1 points per game and 15th with the Arizona Cardinals for passing yards per game with 221.3 points, according to ESPN.
  • For comparison, last season the Packers ranked 10th in points per game and 8th in passing yards per game, and Rodgers was 4th among quarterbacks in touchdowns with 37 points despite missing a game due to COVID-19 , according to ESPN.

Who’s to blame?

Rodgers hasn’t hesitated to criticize his receivers for mental errors and dropped passes.

This season, Rodgers will be without his favorite receiving target Davante Adams, who joined the Las Vegas Raiders during the offseason. Three of the seven receivers on the list are rookies, and one of the veterans has only been in the league for two years.

During his weekly appearance on Tuesday’s The Pat McAfee Show, he said players “who make too many mistakes shouldn’t play.” He told McAfee that the team is making mistakes or mental errors on up to 20% of offensive plays this season, according to ESPN.

After Wednesday’s practice, he was asked by reporters to clarify his comments.

“I don’t understand why people have a problem with things that are true,” he said. “I call things as I see them.”

Rodgers preached accountability in response to the questions and made sure to include himself as someone who needs to be held accountable.

“I’m doing what I believe is in the best interests of our boys and I’ve tried a lot of different things from a leadership perspective this year and I’ve just shared my personal feelings on the situation,” he said. “I didn’t call anyone by name. I think we all have to take care of the details and that includes me.”

Is it time for Aaron Rodgers to retire?

It has been speculated that Rodgers would not even be a packer this season. Those rumors were shattered when the quarterback signed a three-year, $150 million contract extension in March, becoming the highest-paid quarterback in the NFL, according to NBC Sports.

Rodgers turns 39 in December, and due to this season’s troubles, Hall of Famer quarterback Kurt Warner told People magazine that he thinks it’s time for Rodgers and Tom Brady to retire.

“I think these two guys look exhausted,” he said. “It’s okay to go, ‘You know what? It’s not like it used to be. I may not be who I used to be, or overall it’s just too difficult to bring everyone up to standard. Maybe it’s time to walk away.’”

Rodgers previously said he feels he can play past 40, according to NBC Sports.


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