5. Win the Division
A wildcard team hasn’t featured the league MVP since Adrian Peterson back in 2012.
Rodgers needs to secure the NFC North crown if he wants to be in the running but it won’t be easy.
It likely will be a two-man race between the Minnesota Vikings and Packers when it’s all said and done. The Chicago Bears are still figuring out their offense and the Detroit Lions are still looking for their first NFC North title.
The Vikings remain the most worthy contender. They are confident coming off a 13-3 year that included a birth to the NFC Championship. They have one of the most complete rosters in the league and they’ve used the offseason to strengthen any weaknesses they might of had. Vikings fans may be able to hold this over Packers nation, for the time being, however, it’s only because they faced Rodgers for an entire quarter in 2017. If Minnesota wants to repeat as divisional champs they will have to beat the Packers with a healthy Rodgers.
The Vikings will have to go through the Packers twice but their schedule includes tough match-ups against the Philadelphia Eagles, New Orleans Saints, and New England Patriots. The winner of the North could have a record of 11-5.
Green Bay has always longed for a first-round bye in the playoffs, however, winning the division will forever be their number one priority.