Green Bay Packers quarterback and two-time NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers is always looking for a competitive advantage. However, his newest effort to gain an edge means dropping a Wisconsin staple from his diet.
Rodgers says he has given up dairy products in adopting a mostly vegan diet.
AUDIO: Aaron Rodgers says he’s given up dairy in mostly vegan diet :14
The change came after researching nutrition facts and having discussions with team nutritionist Adam Korzun. The effects of the new diet was two-fold, as it helped the 32-year-old quarterback recover from minor offseason knee surgery, while also allowing him to shed some weight.
AUDIO: Aaron Rodgers says he back to the weight Mike McCarthy suggested as a rookie :38
AUDIO: Aaron Rodgers on why he made the decision to alter his diet :41
Rodgers currently weighs 218 pounds, down from the 230 he had been playing at the past few seasons. It’s the lightest Rodgers has been since his days as a backup in 2007.
As for the action on the practice field, Rodgers once again made a big time connection with Jeff Janis. The third-year wide out beat top corner Sam Shields, then reeled in a tipped deep ball for a 65-yard touchdown during Monday’s organized team activities.
Janis caught a pair of hail mary’s on one drive as part of a seven-catch, two-touchdown performance in a divisional playoff loss at Arizona last season. Janis entered the offseason seeking a way to find a steadier role and more reps with the top unit.
AUDIO: Aaron Rodgers discusses how Jeff Janis has improved :23
AUDIO: Mike McCarthy explains how Jeff Janis can earn more snaps :21
AUDIO: Mike McCarthy likes Janis’ ability to go deep and win jump ball :28