Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers had a minor knee operation following the 2015 season. It was so minor that he was back playing golf a few weeks later. Despite that, coach Mike McCarthy suggested the issue may have changed his game plans slightly during the season.
“I’ll just say I was aware of (the knee issue),” McCarthy said on Thursday. “At times, it may have adjusted a direction or two in a game or two, just kind of the way you went. But he never complained about it. It didn’t surprise me that he needed to get surgery. He’s played a lot of football.”
We kind of shrug our shoulders about all of this.
Rodgers didn’t miss a game in 2015 and only appeared on the injury report once, but because of a shoulder issue. When he discussed the surgery, Rodgers said he had some things “clunking around” in there.
We’re not really sure what that means.
All we do know is Rodgers turned in his worst professional season in 2015 and the Packers ranked 25th in passing offense.
Both of those things will need to be improved upon in 2016, so we’re glad QB1 is back to full health.