CBS Sports made a disastrous prediction this week for the Green Bay Packers in 2022.

The national sports media outlet doesn’t see the 2022 season going very well for Green Bay. They think the Packers will regress this upcoming season, leading to quarterback Aaron Rodgers’ retirement after the season.

From CBS Sports:

Green Bay won’t be the same this season. He keeps losing more and more of his guys. Davante Adams is gone and his offensive line might be standing to look much different in 2023. Yes, walking away from another $60M guaranteed in 2023 sounds crazy to most of us. But I anticipate some real regression from this group and they will be in decline and this cat does his own thing and revels in it. Would it really be out of character to put the Packers through all this drama the last two offseasons just to hang it up in the middle of a new extension? And wouldn’t it be even more quintessential Rodgers if he did it after…

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) rolls out looking for a receiver during the first quarter of their game Sunday, November 28, 2021 at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis.The Green Bay Packers beat the Los Angeles Rams 36-28.
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Green Bay’s trade of star wide receiver Davante Adams has certainly changed the perception of the Packers.

Suddenly it seems that folks think Green Bay is going to crumble.

Are people forgetting that Rodgers exists? He’s still one of the greatest quarterbacks to ever play the game. And he’s coming off his second straight NFL MVP award. The future Hall of Fame quarterback is playing as well as he’s ever played in his career.

Sure, losing Adams hurts. But this team can overcome that. Could they use another wide receiver? Absolutely. But even if the Packers don’t add another wide receiver, Rodgers will still be able to lead this team on a deep playoff run.

That’s just what NFL MVPs do — they raise the play of those around them and I expect that to happen in Green Bay this fall.

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