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Cheese Curds 2/7: Packers hope Aaron Rodgers can repeat history in 2018

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The last time Rodgers played a full season following a broken collarbone? He won the MVP.

NFL: Green Bay Packers at Carolina Panthers Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Could history repeat itself for Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers?

The quarterback seems to think so.

The last time Rodgers missed significant playing time, in 2013, he followed it up with his second league MVP and the Packers came within a whisker of making it to the Super Bowl.

Rodgers won’t make any predictions about the team’s fortunes, but he expects to have another MVP campaign.

He wasn’t too thrilled with quarterbacks coach Alex Van Pelt leaving, but being reunited with Joe Philbin should help iron out any remaining rinkles between Rodgers and the team.

Meanwhile, the Packers should be preparing to ramp up the competition for the backup spot behind Rodgers. Brett Hundley’s performance in Rodgers’ absence left much to be desired and should the starting quarterback get injured again, they’ll want to be in position to still make a run at the Super Bowl like the Philadelphia Eagles just did.

More on the Green Bay quarterbacks plus who might be the next Packer in Canton in today’s cheese curds.

Aaron Rodgers ready to cut it loose in 2018--Packers.com

Rodgers’ quotes on change in the football business seem to indicate he learned from the uproar he caused after his remarks on Van Pelt’s departure and has come to terms with the changes on the coaching staff.

Packers must create competition behind Rodgers--PackersNews.com

Hundley will need to be pushed if he wants to keep his job in 2018 and that challenge could come from both the draft and free agency.

After Kramer, what other Packers are on the Hall of Fame’s radar?--Packers.com

Charles Woodson will be next, but what about LeRoy Butler or Sterling Sharpe?

Justin Perillo named head coach at Tatnall-DelawareOnline

Congratulations to the former Packers tight end who is now the head coach at his former high school.

A brief history of head coaches who backed out of their new gigs--ESPN

Josh McDaniels left the Indianapolis Colts standing at the altar, but he’s not the first guy to do this to his new team in the NFL or even other sports.