Aaron Rodgers Reveals Some of the Dumbest Practice Drills in the NFL

Published 01/02/2021, 8:13 AM EST
Dec 6, 2020; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) looks to pass to running back Jamaal Williams (30) against the Philadelphia Eagles during their football game Sunday, December 6, 2020, at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis. Mandatory Credit: Dan Powers-USA TODAY NETWORK


When it comes to the ongoing NFL season, not many players have caught our eye the way veteran quarterback Aaron Rodgers has. The Green Bay Packers great has led his team to a promising 12-3 record as we approach Week 17. Rodgers is in the mix for his third NFL MVP award after some dazzling displays over the last four months.

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The experienced shot-caller has already thrown for 4,000+ yards with a mammoth 44 passing TDs to his name from 16 odd games. He can build on that record this weekend as the Packers go up against eternal rivals, Chicago Bears.

But the NFL superstar has some complaints regarding certain vestigial practice drills in the league.

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In conversation with former Indianapolis Colts kicker Pat McAfee, Rodgers got candid and spoke about his grievances with regards to certain NFL practice drills. While talking about the ‘wet ball drill’, here’s what Aaron had to say.

“It’s one of the dumbest drills ever invented, it has zero application to an actual game. In no game, at no time, will you have a ball that you got just dunked out of water that you have to find a way to hold and throw. Even in the wettest games I’ve played with the most rain, it’s not anywhere near this particular drill. I refuse to do that,” the 37-year old said on the show.

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Nov 22, 2020; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) passes the ball in the first half against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

The California-born athlete further spoke about how he does not like staying in hotels on the weekends.“Right up next to it is staying at a hotel the night before a game. There is zero scientific evidence or reasons…it is the most ridiculous thing, probably in our entire sport,” Rodgers added.

The Packers are in line to secure the number 1 seed in the NFC this weekend. They need a win over the Bears to seal the deal and get the first-round bye from this year’s playoffs. With QB Aaron Rodgers and WR Davante Adams firing on all cylinders, the Packers faithful will be dreaming of another Lombardi Trophy in 2021.

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