Aaron Rodgers’ New Footwork Is Baffling Elite Quarterback Trainers (Video)

Aaron Rodger's New Footwork Is Baffling Elite Quarterback Trainers

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is coming off back-to-back NFL MVP award-winning seasons. He’s now on a quest for the MVP threepeat. That’s a feat that hasn’t been done since his predecessor Brett Favre became the only NFL player to do it when he swept the MVP award from 1995 to 1997.

I won’t question the preparation or process of Aaron Rodgers. I’m not even on the same planet as Rodgers when it comes to playing football and understanding the game. The dude has more football talent in his pinky than I’ve got in my whole body. But this new footwork is puzzling.

I know that because I came across the clip on Twitter with a few elite quarterback trainers tagged. They engaged with the tweet and are baffled by what Aaron Rodgers is possibly doing here. It kind of looks like Aaron’s line dancing. That’s clearly not what is happening as he’s throwing balls at practice. But let’s check out Rodgers’ new footwork and try to dissect what’s happening.

New Footwork From Aaron Rodgers Baffles Elite Quarterback Trainers

That tweet was shared by former NFL/AFL player Eric Crocker. He tagged Greg Panelli of the Panelli Passing Academy and Quincy Avery who is an elite quarterback trainer that’s worked with NFL quarterbacks including Jalen Hurts and Deshaun Watson.

Here is what those elite quarterback trainers had to say about this new footwork from the reigning MVP.


Interestingly, this isn’t the first time Aaron Rodgers has been seen doing this…

I kind of like this theory:

Something akin to a drill that’s designed to trick you into doing/thinking a specific thing. That way the end result becomes part of your muscle memory even when you cut out the drill. But ultimately, it is a baffling drill that Aaron Rodgers is doing here.

It’s also worth noting that Rodgers doesn’t even need to be throwing balls in practice at this point. He’s good. The team’s good. They’ve got this machine:

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