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Don't Look Now But Is Aaron Rodgers Already Frustrated

The Green Bay Packers could quickly be heading in the wrong direction.

After two straight NFL MVP awards and two early playoff exits, the frustration level for superstar quarterback Aaron Rodgers must be hitting a boiling. As if the contract battle with the Packers front office and the surprising Davante Adams trade wasn't bad enough, Rodgers is now left with a team that could be headed into a downward spiral.

Even though he is still playing at an extremely high level with consecutive MVP awards to his credit, Rodgers now faces perhaps the toughest challenge of his career heading into the 2022 NFL campaign. Unfortunately, the Packers don't have the talent to compete the way they've had over the last few years.

Losing Adams to the Las Vegas Raiders was a devastating blow for Green Bay. Adams is arguably the best wide receiver in the league today, and obviously, he was Rodgers' go-to guy in the passing game. Not only did the Packers trade Adams to Las Vegas, but the team also lost Marquez Valdes-Scantling to the Kansas City Chiefs in the offseason.

Now Derek Carr and Patrick Mahomes will reap the benefits of having these two talented wideouts downfield on a weekly basis during the 2022 season while Rodgers tries to turn his receiving corps into a force to be reckoned with, which will be no easy task. Apparently, the four-time NFL MVP is already getting frustrated with his new receivers. Rodgers is already complaining about the lack of consistency from his young wideouts, via ESPN.

"The young guys, especially young receivers, we've got to be way more consistent," Rodgers said. "A lot of drops, a lot of bad route decisions, running the wrong route. We've got to get better in that area."

Anytime a superstar quarterback complains about his receivers, it's never a good thing and perhaps the start of what could be a long season. The Packers haven't lacked consistency at that position for some time, but this season could be rough and much different from what we expect from the cheese heads.

"You keep dropping the ball, you're not going to be out there. It's going to be the most reliable guys that are out there. The preparation and the job responsibility is most important. There's going to be physical mistakes, like we've talked about, but if you're going out there and dropping the ball and somebody else behind you is in the right spot all the time and catching the ball, that guy's going to play."

Obviously, it's only training camp. These kinds of problems are worked out during this time of year, and no one is expected to be firing on all cylinders just yet.

However, the Packers are perennial title contenders in the NFC with a quarterback nearing 40 (39 in December) and becoming more and more unpredictable with age. Rodgers has expressed his displeasure with the team while being one of the best teams in the league. One can only imagine how things will spiral out of control if the team starts to struggle with an unhappy Rodgers under center.