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Protection Paradox

QB Aaron Rodgers (Doug Pensinger/Getty)

Protect the franchise. That's been the mantra for the Packers this offseason with Aaron Rodgers' contract extension and changes along the offensive line. But how much pass protection is too much? Check out these numbers for an explanation.

Conventional wisdom might lead one to believe that the more time a quarterback has in the pocket, the greater the chance for success in the passing game. For Aaron Rodgers, arguably the best in the game, that wisdom fails to apply. The NFL's most-sacked quarterback last season (and in 2009) has found a way to be efficient and productive and post wins without getting premium protection in the...

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