Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is accidentally annihilating the rest of the NFC North division by suspending the individual locker room – yet he’s not wrong.
Every year the same thing starts in the frozen NFC North.
Fans in Detroit, Chicago and the Twin Cities gather around TV, hoping this year will finally be they general.
And this year, each of those teams has good reason to be optimistic.
Anyone can cheer on the “Detroit-versus-all” mentality displayed on the Hard Knox, plus this season’s squad of eligible Lions players.
The Minnesota Vikings have undergone a complete management overhaul, bringing in General Manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah and coach Kevin O’Connell to discover the best in their team.
The Chicago Bears, who play in a newly renovated stadium owned by their rival NFC North, are heading into the season with all their might. The expected offensive appetizer is healthy And ready to work. New head coach Matt Eberflus and another year for quarterback Justin Fields inspire hope in Chicago fans that this year will be different.
Aaron Rodgers I do not think so.
From his Green Bay locker room, Rodgers presents his own show for 2022: the NFC North is filled with losers who will remain miserable in the face of Green Bay’s continued dominance.
One cannot help but notice Rodgers’ sly smile as he imitates NFC North fans when they say, “This is our year to win the North.” Not with Rodgers in the department is not.
Fact Check: Is Aaron Rodgers Really The King Of The NFC North?
Aaron Rodgers said that during his time at Green Bay, seeing any other NFC North team spend their year “wasn’t really like that.”
For the most part, this is fairly accurate. The first three seasons under Rodgers watch (2008-2010) saw the Vikings win the division in 2008 and 2009, followed by the Chicago Bears in 2010. But despite the Bears winning the division in 2010, they lost the NFC Championship to… . Aaron Rodgers went on to win Lombardy’s only one, so this season could be written off as one for Rodgers.
In the next decade (2011-2021), the Hazmon surrendered to the north only three times. The Vikings won the division again in 2015 and 2017, and the Bears won in 2018. Rodgers and Green Bay have taken over that division every other season.
Technically, the NFC North was taken over by the Vikings four different times under Rodgers, but those first two seasons were poor for the young quarterback and his squad. Conquering the North seven times in the past decade — and stomping bears on the way to a Super Bowl victory — makes Mr. Rodgers mostly right.
And what about the black? Detroit hasn’t won the division since 1993, bringing its number of wins to three total. The Lions haven’t won for so long that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers already have a more recent NFC North title (1999), when it was known as NFC Central. The Bucs left the division for NFC South back in 2002.
There is merit in Rodgers’ view when polling past seasons, but what about the NFL season ahead of us? Given that Rodgers is coming off a lucrative signing, two back-to-back NFL seasons and the ayahuasca trip of a lifetime, it seems like he’d like to continue his grueling reign in the North.