By Zach Kruse
The constant communication between Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and tight end Jimmy Graham paid off in a big way Monday.
During a red zone drill, Rodgers zipped a back-shoulder throw to Graham, who completed a one-handed catch in the end zone with a defender in tight coverage. It was the kind of play that will likely be indefensible once the real games begin.
Rodgers said he and Graham have been talking – “in the locker room, in meetings, on the practice field, after hours texting” – about different ways to get it done in that particular situation. The two Pro Bowlers put words into action Monday, a sure sign chemistry is building.
“It was nice to be on the same page,” Rodgers said. “He was expecting a ball in that area. And the athleticism, I have absolutely nothing to do with that. I’m just trying to put it in an area for him. It’s pretty impressive to watch.”
Rodgers can put the football almost anywhere he wants, especially in the red zone. Graham is 6-7 and can go get the ball anywhere. The final step will be building the telepathic connection Rodgers once enjoyed with a receiver like Jordy Nelson, making those otherworldly plays a little...