This Throw By Aaron Rodgers Says A Lot
There are a lot of things going on with this throw right here by Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers against Philadelphia. The pass resulted in a touchdown to Davante Adams.
"That's a donut-hole dime. Not many quarterbacks can make that throw."
-Charles Woodson pic.twitter.com/dI5FW9MjAW
— Packers Nation (@GOPackersNation) November 30, 2016
First of all, great throw. He dropped it in there in pretty much the only place it could have been dropped in.
If memory serves, that was Nolan Carroll on the coverage. While I would normally point out something like the guy showed zero awareness, that’s kind of understandable in this case. Carroll had Adams blanketed. Only a madman would try to throw a ball into that coverage.
So has Rodgers turned into a gunslinger all of the sudden?
I certainly wouldn’t say that.
The most important thing that this throw tells us is actually this. Rodgers has about as much trust in Davante Adams as he has in anyone. You don’t even release that ball into that coverage unless you believe the receiver is going to make a play. If the receiver doesn’t make a play, it’s likely a pick.
Rodgers has shown too much confidence in Adams in the past, but lately (and surprisingly) Adams has been rewarding Rodgers for that confidence.
You could even argue that Adams has become Rodgers’ favorite, most-trusted target.