To borrow a Buddhist concept, Aaron Rodgers has achieved NFL enlightenment.
He is the league's reigning Most Valuable Player. He possesses complete understanding of opposing defensive schemes. His knowledge of Green Bay's own West Coast offense is so comprehensive that it has allowed head coach Mike McCarthy to add even more concepts into an already complex playbook.
"It definitely gives us the opportunity as a staff to be very creative," McCarthy told FOXSports.com after his team's Thursday practice. "There's a lot of trust in Aaron, a lot of communication.
"His input and interaction with the players is ten-fold what it was three years ago. He's very much in command. That's ultimately where you want your quarterback to be."
But like Hermann Hesse's Siddhartha in his quest for spiritual illumination, there are still questions for which Rodgers will never have answers. Among them:
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