Marcedes Ruiz never thought his NFL career would lead him to play for the Packers.
But after the Jaguars released him in 2018, after he spoke with his mother Aaron Rodgers and Jimmy Graham, they asked the Southern California native to put his retirement thoughts on hold and join the frozen tundra. I persuaded him.
Ever since the former Pro Bowl tight end traded “75-degree sunny and a little breezy” weather for Green Bay’s iconic winter, Lewis has embraced his relationship with Rodgers and his role in the Packers’ offense. rice field. Signals that Lewis is “destined to win gold his jacket” after finishing his NFL career and praised Rogers’ prowess.
“Matt Lafleur’s playbook and Aaron Rodgers’ playbook,” Lewis wrote. Players Tribune“LaFleur’s playbook is a system, A-Rod’s playbook is a cue from the line against checks, hots and blitzes. He has a number of plays he can always call to exploit the defense.”
As Rodgers and Lewis prepare to start the 2022 season without former Packers star wide receiver Davante Adams, they are confident the young receiver will learn two offenses.
“The learning curve is steep,” writes Lewis Players Tribune“But A-Rod, in the way he sees the game, is like a scientist who can manipulate defense and play situational football. It’s a great asset in developing a better understanding of how defenses at the level work.”
The 38-year-old believes “the sky is the limit” for the Packers’ offense. Lewis’ faith will be tested when the Packers hit the road to face his NFC North rivals the Vikings in Sunday’s opener.
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