In Week 8, the Green Bay Packers did not have much to work with as far as running backs. Therefore, Aaron Rodgers took to his feet to make several plays on the ground.
And by the looks of his comment here, the veteran signal caller seems to be pretty impressed by his own skills.
#Packers QB Aaron Rodgers on ability to make plays with his legs: "I’m deceptively fast. That’s what I like about it."
— Ryan Wood (@ByRyanWood) November 2, 2016
Surprisingly, Rodgers led the team in rushing, tallying 60 yards on six carries. It’s easy math to see that Rodgers managed 10 yards per attempt.
But this is something that the Packers do not want to see Rodgers doing on a weekly basis. Rodgers is far too crucial of a player to be put in harm’s way each game.
The Packers had to play without Ty Montgomery who filled in quite adequately in Week 7 as a running back. Since, the Packers have released running back Knile Davis and are down to slim pickings with rookie Don Jackson penciled in as the No. 1.
James Starks perhaps could be close to returning because of the sudden Davis release. Either way, Green Bay needs to find a solution other than Rodgers when it comes to its run game.
The Packers’ rushing offense currently ranks in the bottom 10 in the league. And despite Rodgers believing he is quite handy at the position, we probably won’t see many more attempts on his behalf.