Report: The running joke about Packers QB Aaron Rodgers and NFC North teams

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Packers QB Aaron Rodgers has given his opponents in the NFC North quite a hard time. Against the Vikings, for instance, Rodgers has a record of 15-9-1.

ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reported that there is a running joke amongst the teams in the NFL that NFC North rivals like Minnesota should chip in draft picks just to get Rodgers out of the division (H/T Bleacher Report’s Tyler Conway).

“He’s winning 70-plus percent of his games against these teams, Fowler said. “And so, I actually checked in on this, it’s not really possible because any team making a deal would have to give or receive nominal value in return. So, you gotta get picks or a player. So, if you’re the Vikings, you can’t just give draft picks away and then get a guy out of your division. But it is sort of a running joke, and I think teams probably wouldn’t complain if that was the case.”

I don’t think you’d hear a lot of complaining from Vikings fans if Rodgers ends up outside the division next year. That said, we don’t know definitively what the league MVP will do just yet. Minnesota fans will have to wait and see if Rodgers will still be playing the Vikings defense twice a season.