There may be few NFL coaches that know Green Bay Packers Aaron Rodgers and his play better than Mike McCarthy. After all, McCarthy helped Rodgers develop in the NFL, helped him lead the Packers to Super Bowl XLV, and saw him win two of his four MVP Awards. Despite the friction that existed between the two towards the end of McCarthy’s tenure in Green Bay, the two have buried the hatchet and have a mutual respect for each other.
During his media session at the NFL Combine on Wednesday, McCarthy was asked about Rodgers and his “down” year in 2022.
Former Green Bay Packers Coach Mike McCarthy Has High Praise for Aaron Rodgers
Last season, Rodgers had what many would consider a “down year.” His numbers all declined from 2020-21:
- 64.6 completion percentage
- 3,695 yards
- 26 touchdowns
- 12 interceptions
- 91.1 passer rating
Despite the declining numbers, Mike McCarthy stated, “I still think Aaron is playing top-level football.”
When McCarthy last coached the Packers in 2018, Rodgers’ numbers were as follows:
- 62.3 completion percentage
- 4,442 yards
- 25 touchdowns
- two interceptions
- 97.6 passer rating
Fans Reacted to McCarthy’s Comments Regarding Rodgers
Fans had a wide variety of reactions to McCarthy’s statement:
I love this man. https://t.co/zM0oIL0AQE pic.twitter.com/cma2Qdh6ib
— Timothy Lindsey (@TimoLindsey) March 1, 2023
Poor guy still can’t get away from AR12 questions. 🤣 https://t.co/AAFEnPDT34
— David Dunaj (@ddunaj984) March 1, 2023
— GBPackersFrance (@GBPackersFrance) March 1, 2023
MIKE! Let’s go! https://t.co/Ip7P1ZF1Jr
— Jack Goff (Jared’s Brother) (@jackgoffsalot) March 1, 2023
Rodgers to Dallas for Dak, CeeDee and 3 first round picks confirmed https://t.co/Uo2frPGe6k
— Scott Tapley (@ScottTapley) March 1, 2023
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