Big Story: Preparing for Aaron Rodgers


Aaron Rodgers suffered a knee injury in week one but it hasn’t slowed him down. The Packers quarterback has thrown six touchdowns and no interceptions in three games this season. 

“He’s as good as there is in the game today, in my opinion,” head coach Sean McDermott said.  “From getting the ball out on time to frustrating blitzers, pass rushers from pre-snap identification of things, I think he’s playing at a level as good as any in the game right now.”

“I would take Aaron Rodgers hobbling over most of the quarterbacks in the league,” added Micah Hyde. “He still has the intelligence and the arm — he’s going to get it done regardless. “

The safety knows Rodgers better than most. He played with Rodgers in Green Bay before landing in Buffalo. 

“I’m biased because I played with him for four years but, I think he’s the best. He’s the best quarterback I’ve ever played against.” Hyde added.  “I played against him in practice. No look passes, even check down passes, throwing corner routes with no looks is insane. It’s tough to cover.”

“He understands every little nuance and wrinkle that’s going to be thrown at him,” said defensive end Jerry Hughes.  “So, for us, it’s about being relentless and going after him for four quarters.”

“He’s a Cal Bear so he’s one of the greatest quarterbacks ever,” joked linebacker Lorenzo Alexander.  “That’s where I went if you guys didn’t know. He’s great, very smart and intelligent and can make all the throws from any angles, unorthidox throws that you wouldn’t typically see a quarterback make.”

Even guys on the offense, like rookie Josh Allen, are looking forward to sharing the field with a future Hall of Fame quarterback.

“He’s one of the best quarterbacks growing up that I watched, and still is,” he said.  “So, it’s kind of cool to go up against him.”

The Bills defense actually has a good track record against Rodgers.  It’s only two games, but his lowest quarterback rating is against Buffalo.

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