Far as AR himself, I don't for a minute believe that the guy just somehow 'lost it'. My big concern remains that something happened in that last collarbone break, that the throwing shoulder will just never be quite right again. Back when it happened, I read an interview (really wish I could find it to link to) with a former college coach who had a star QB. This QB broke his non-throwing collarbone - it healed up, and all was pretty much well - once he got his arm strength back, it was like it never happened. But then, he broke the throwing side. Same type of injury - the throwing side injury might have actually been a little less severe. But when it healed, it just wasn't ever 'right' again. And that QB was never the same. That's my big fear with Rodgers - that the arm/shoulder will just never be right again because of the collarbone. And why I fear they made a HUGE mistake giving him that contract when they did, when he hadn't played a SNAP since the injury.
Between the collarbone, the concussions, the leg injuries, and just the general, constant pounding this poor man has taken (some self-inflicted due to his style of play, some due to Ted Thompson's inability/unwillingness to address the OL problems and lack of depth since Lang and Sitton departed), I don't know how you look at a 35 (36?) year old QB with that history and say "yeah, he'll for sure, no doubt about it, be right back to his old MVP self".
He still has the highest football IQ in history, so there's a definite possibility (if not likelihood) that he'll be able to reinvent himself to compensate for any physical limitations. And there is also a definite possibility (if not likelihood) that the LaFleur offense, once it gets going, will take the pressure off him and allow him to flourish. But if you're expecting the AR that comes out and wins games all by himself (the guy they had for years before this most recent collarbone injury), I'm afraid that guy just isn't there any more - the spirit is willing, but the body may just be too beat up.
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