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Friday Cheese Curds: Aaron Rodgers, Mason Crosby relishing Green Bay’s return to contention

Both kicker and quarterback are thankful for another shot at a second ring

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If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s to cherish the people, places and things we love because you never know what the future may bring.

Perhaps no two people on the Green Bay Packers know this more than Aaron Rodgers and Mason Crosby. The two longest tenured players on the team (Rodgers arrived in 2005, Crosby in 2007) know runs like the team has experienced both this year and last can be fleeting and the good times can end at a moment’s notice.

Case in point: the 2016 team made it to the NFC Championship following a fourth straight division title. The following season? Rodgers broke his collarbone and the team limped to a 7-9 finish. The 2018 season was even worse as Rodgers played all 16 games and the team finished 6-9-1 and fired longtime coach Mike McCarthy mid-season.

The sudden return to contention under Matt LaFleur has both the veteran quarterback and kicker treasuring every moment they can as they have entered the twilight of their careers and are just thankful to have a chance to contend for the second Super Bowl ring.

What better way to put a bow on top of what has been a wild year?

For today’s curds, we look at the friendship between Rodgers and Crosby plus an update on Aaron Jones’ contract situation.

Aaron Rodgers, Mason Crosby enjoying all-time ride together in Green Bay—Packers.com

The friendship between quarterback and kicker really shone through when Crosby’s wife was diagnosed with lung cancer in training camp last year.

Aaron Jones’ agent switch likely means he wants to get deal done with Packers—PackersNews.com (subscription required)

The name Drew Rosenhaus does not usually instill confidence in fans when it comes to hoping one of their favorite players will hang around, but in Jones’ case it could signal the running back’s strong desire to remain in Green Bay.

Packers welcoming additional fans to Saturday’s game—WBAY

Some health care and public safety workers will join team employees and their families tomorrow night at Lambeau Field but no word when some general public fans will be allowed in.

Film breakdown of Marquez Valdes-Scantling’s game against Lions—Packers Wire

After his heartbreaking faux pas that cost Green Bay a win in Indianapolis, Marquez Valdes-Scantling redeemed himself in a big way against the Lions on Sunday.

People’s Christmas Cards This Year Are Just As 2020 As You’d Expect—Huffington Post

Did you send Christmas cards this year? Did you include any humor after this trying year?