Is Matthew Stafford the best QB in the NFC North this year?

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Aaron Rodgers- Green Bay Packers

We’ll put the Detroit Lions opposition in order of the basic talent of their quarterbacks, making Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers next. Rodgers, in his sixteenth year in the NFL, is still a dangerous player and capable of making big plays with his arm and by buying some time with his feet.

Although his team has been more competitive within the division over the last few years, Rodgers’ teams have often put him in similar situations to what Stafford has faced, not a ton of help offensively or defensively but still expected to win.

Rodgers age, 36, has led the team to draft his heir but still has put some weapons around him that should allow the Pack to be competitive if the defense continues to improve the way it did in 2019.

The Packers’ brain trust, although dipping their hand in the future pool to draft Jordan Love, are otherwise committed to winning right now with “Discount Double-Check.” Let’s call Love “quarterback insurance” so that there are no continuity problems for Rodgers’ insurance endorsements.

The line has almost $50 million in salary cap expenditures for 2020, third-most in the NFL according to Spotrac’s website, dedicated to pro sports transactions and contract information. To see up to date depth charts, you can visit the Ourlads website, too. In theory, that should mean that Rodgers will get good protection from a veteran offensive line.

David Bakhtiari, Corey Linsley, Billy Turner, former Detroit Lions tackle Rick Wagner, Lane Taylor are the starters and they have Elgton Jenkins, Lucas Patrick, and Cole Madison as the primary depth. Alex Light is the highest-paid swing tackle as an undrafted free agent pickup two years ago.