Packers’ Aaron Rodgers doesn’t see the point of playing a single preseason series


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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers hasn’t played a pre-season snap since 2018.

While there’s a chance that will change this year, Rodgers still doesn’t think pre-season football will benefit him if he only plays one series.

Rodgers, who signed a contract extension in March to stay in Green Baytold reporters on Tuesday he didn’t see the point of taking limited pre-season snaps.

Green Bay Packers quarterbacks Aaron Rodgers (12), Jordan Love (10) and Danny Etling (19) walk down the field during the Green Bay Packers family night at Lambeau Field on Aug. 5, 2022, in Green Bay, Wis.
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“I don’t see any benefit to it,” Rodgers said Tuesday, according to ESPN. “I really don’t see any advantage in playing just one set.

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“If we’re going to play, we should play and play a quarter, a few sets, two to three sets. Just dressing for four games, to me, that’s a waste.”

On Monday, Packers head coach Matt LaFleur announced replacement Jordan Love would start Green Bay’s first preseason game. against the San Francisco 49ers. A decision on Rodgers’ availability for Game 3 of the preseason against Kansas City will be made after Green Bay’s second game of the preseason against the New Orleans Saints.

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) and Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur share a laugh during Green Bay Packers family night at Lambeau Field, Aug. 5, 2022, in Green Bay , Wisconsin.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) and Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur share a laugh during Green Bay Packers family night at Lambeau Field, Aug. 5, 2022, in Green Bay , Wisconsin.
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“I think it’s kind of a dead end situation outside the building,” Rodgers said. “If someone gets hurt [it’s], ‘I can’t believe they played our guys.’ But if we go out and have a stink [it’s]’I can’t believe they didn’t play them.’

“You just have to do what’s best for the team, and Matt is going to do that. He’s going to rely on the leadership of the football team, and if he feels we need to come out and play, we’ll go. go out and play. But I don’t just want to go out and play three plays. To me, that’s a waste of time.

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Rodgers enters the 2022 season without longtime favorite target Davante Adams, who was traded to the Las Vegas Raiders during the offseason.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers throws a ball during Green Bay Packers family night at Lambeau Field, August 5, 2022, in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers throws a ball during Green Bay Packers family night at Lambeau Field, August 5, 2022, in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
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Green Bay drafted three wide receivers in the 2022 NFL Draft, selecting Christian Watson from South Dakota State in the second round, Romeo Doubs from Nevada in the fourth and Samori Toure from Nebraska in the seventh round.

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“I like the guys we have,” Rodgers said, according to NFL.com. “Obviously without Davante, who took the lion’s share of targets last year and had an incredible season, there will be the same number of balls, yards and touchdowns to go. So now it’s a question of who is going to be in these situations to make these plays.


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