“He’s a Guy I Trust”- Aaron Rodgers Heaps Praise on Second-Year Wide Receiver

September 14, 2020 1:25 pm

The Green Bay Packers started their 2020 campaign with an emphatic win over Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. After a shaky start to their away game, the Packers slowly grew into the game. Major credit for that falls on the performance of veteran quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

The 36-year-old turned back the clock with a stunning display against the Vikings. Rodgers threw for 364 yards and completed four passing TDs. Wide receivers Davante Adams, Marquez Valdes-Scantling, and Allen Lazard all had good individual games as well.

Here’s what the two-time NFL MVP said about his team’s display following the opening day victory away from home.

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Aaron Rodgers puts in a commanding display in the win over Minnesota Vikings

Undoubtedly, Aaron Rodgers was the star in the Packers’ 43 – 33 win over their NFC North rivals, Minnesota Vikings, on Sunday. But another player who impressed was second-year wide receiver Allen Lazard. The sophomore wideout had 63 receiving yards and completed one receiving TD in today’s win.

Here’s what Rodgers said about the youngster in the post-game presser.

I’m really proud of Allan. I’ve been a fan of his since last training camp and he hasn’t disappointed at all. He has a different mindset about him that I really respect, I think he did a lot of mental training this offseason.

Not that he needed a whole lot, he’s a confident guy…he was one of those guys in training camp that was consistent…he’s a guy I trust. I’m feeling good about the tempo that we had, feeling good about the rhythm and the balance that I had in the pocket as well,” Rodgers said in the post-match press meet via Zoom call.

Sep 13, 2020; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) celebrates a touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

Aaron Rodgers-led Green Bay Packers certainly made a statement to their opponents on opening weekend. A comprehensive win over a strong Minnesota outfit makes the Packers the favorites to top the NFC North once again.

Rodgers, in particular, silenced all his doubters with arguably the best quarterback performance from Week One. Head Coach Matt LaFleur will look to build on this strong display in the coming weeks.

The Wisconsin-based franchise takes on Detroit Lions and New Orleans Saints in their next two games of the campaign.

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Daniel Arambur

Daniel Arambur is an NFL journalist for EssentiallySports who is an admirer of the old guard in Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady. He believes the latter has one more Super Bowl left in him before he bows out for good. Daniel bills Patrick Mahomes as one of the best up-and-coming quarterbacks in the league.

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