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Davante Adams, not age, real reason behind Aaron Rodgers' decline, claims Michael Vick

Michael Vick has blamed the loss of Davante Adams for the Packers
Michael Vick has blamed the loss of Davante Adams for the Packers' poor form

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has not lived up to his MVP-level expectations this season. The Packers and their quarterback have struggled mightily throughout the season and are just about out of playoff contention with a 4-8 record.

Former NFL quarterback Michael Vick gave his thoughts on the Packers' current situation.

Vick appeared on Club Shay Shay, a podcast created by Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe, and said he thinks age has nothing to do with Rodgers' decline in 2022.

"I don’t think age has anything to do with the decline of the entire team and the decline of his play. I just think that not having Davante Adams, I think we all underestimated that situation. Just that connection and I think Aaron did the same thing."
.@MichaelVick believes Aaron Rodgers decline is due to not having Davante Adams:“I don’t think age has anything to do with the decline of play but not having Davante Adams...I think we all underestimated that connection.” https://t.co/kLvHyoqTQR

When he was in Green Bay, Adams was the best receiver in football. The connection between him and Rodgers was unstoppable. The duo was the main reason the Packers had three consecutive seasons with a 13-3 record.

While the record didn't translate into a Super Bowl, the Packers were in the playoffs and fighting for the title every year. The loss of Nathaniel Hackett also can't be overlooked either, as there were many moving parts for Green Bay this offseason.


What will the Packers do with Aaron Rodgers?

Green Bay Packers v Philadelphia Eagles
Green Bay Packers v Philadelphia Eagles

While not mathematically eliminated from playoff contention, the Green Bay Packers will not be in the 2022 postseason. With Rodgers now injured, despite him saying he will be fine to play against the Chicago Bears this week, many have begun to wonder what the Packers will do with the reigning MVP.

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Jordan Love is running out of time to prove himself, and with the Packers essentially out of the playoff picture, the next five games could be the perfect chance for the franchise to see what they have got.

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Can the coaching staff tell the 38-year-old four-time MVP to take a seat for the rest of the season? Time will tell, but the consensus is that it is Love's time in Green Bay now.


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