Hawk: Rodgers Should Have More Than One Super Bowl

The Packers had some "missed opportunities," A.J. Hawk says, but Aaron Rodgers has a great chance to add to his trophy case

Reiter Than You
November 07, 2019 - 9:25 pm
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Aaron Rodgers is perhaps the most talented quarterback in NFL history, yet he’s won just one Super Bowl. He also turns 36 in December.

Realistically, how many more Super Bowls can Rodgers win in Green Bay?

“He definitely should have more than one Super Bowl as of now,” former Packers linebacker A.J. Hawk said on Reiter Than You. “Even during my nine years there, we definitely had some missed opportunities, especially after we beat the Steelers to win the Super Bowl. I feel like we definitely let him down defensively. But why not? Why shouldn’t he be able to win two more Super Bowls?”

Rodgers led the Packers to eight straight playoff appearances from 2009 to 2016. After missing the playoffs each of the last two years, Green Bay is 7-2 and atop the NFC North.

“I think it’s definitely possible, especially now with how they are trending with the new GM there,” Hawk said, referring to Brian Gutekunst. “Ted Thompson did a great job, but Ted didn’t usually go out and grab free agents. You see what two big-time free agents can do to your defense. The Smith brothers (Za’Darius Smith and Preston Smith) on the outside are wreaking havoc. Why not add one or two pieces like that offensively or defensively in a year and I think you’re just going to build to that great roster they already have. Why shouldn’t he win a couple more Super Bowls?”

The Packers had won four straight games before losing to the Chargers, 26-11, in Week 9. Green Bay didn’t find the end zone until midway through the fourth quarter.

Hawk, though, isn’t worried.

“I wouldn’t put a whole lot into that loss,” he said. “Obviously they didn’t look like themselves, but luckily for them, the NFC North did the same thing and no one really gained any ground on them. They’re still in the driver’s seat. Every once in a while you have one of those games, and I think Aaron even said that in the postgame press conference. Maybe there will be a little reset for the team, but I still think the outlook is great for the Packers.”

The Packers host the Panthers (5-3) this Sunday at 4:25 p.m. ET.