The first week of the season is always a tricky one. You’re going off of your fuzzy memories of 2021. You faintly remember what defensive upgrades teams have made during the NFL draft and free agency. Maybe it slipped your mind that there was a coaching change. And of course, preseason tells you little because the starters barely played.
Here at Bruno Boys, we like to look at those tougher decisions on who to start and who to sit. For instance those pesky flex situations, that third receiver, or circling tough or optimal matchups. In no particular order, we’ve picked out the best Sits for Week 1.
9. Aaron Rodgers, QB, Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings
This is as much of a surprise for us to list Rodgers as a Sit, as it probably is to read it, but the injuries are piling up in Green Bay. Tight end Robert Tonyan is still nursing knee injury along with rookie wide receiver Christian Watson. But it’s Allen Lazard’s ankle injury that continues to keep him out of practice through Thursday. If Lazard is less than 100 percent, it’s a bunch of young, inexperienced receivers and Randall Cobb fighting through Week 1. Truthfully, Aaron Jones and A.J. Dillon will get heavy work loads to start the season and they might just still pull it off. Either way, a big day out of Rodgers is looking more like a long shot.