Aaron Rodgers, Quarterback for Green Bay Packers, is considered to be one of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history. He has made it to the Championship Games three times in the last six seasons. However, this year, Rodgers will play in the same conference as another NFL legend, Tom Brady, for the first time.
Analyst Skip Bayless believes that “Aaron Rodgers’ team and season last year fraudulent.” Despite being younger than Brady, his performance has been dropping consistently. “In completion percentage, he ranked 23rd in the NFL – not very good”. Skip also said that Aaron may not make any mistakes but he does not play as well as he did either.
Bayless is certain that the Packers’ impressive stats are a consequence of team effort and Rodgers has not contributed to this significantly. Rodgers has admitted that the team was more connected last year and this has a lot to do with the team’s success.
Aaron has performed brilliantly in the past and has also put in extraordinary effort to lead the team to a victory. But more recently, he has been acting as a game manager. Slowly, with time, he has been failing to hit the 300-yard passing mark in a game more frequently.
Every time the Green Bay did well, it was another Aaron who deserved more credit for it than Rodgers did. Aaron Jones was the real MVP who was making the “big catch and run“. Every time the Packers won, Bayless wondered “how they won that game. But they did.” All red flags only suggest that the Green Bay will not be able to maintain its wins like it did last season.
In a recent compilation by ESPN, Rodgers made it to the Top 10 All-Time Touchdown Pass leaders. However, what astonished many fans was that he has only completed one touchdown pass to a first-round pick in his 14-year long career with the Packers. Other than is, Rodgers has been highly ranked in a wide variety of passing categories in NFL history.
Albert Breer, of Sports Illustrated, believes that there is a lot of uncertainty attached to Brady right now. With Rodgers, there are reasons other than him why Green Bay reached the title game last year.
Both the Buccaneers and Packers will do well next season, but what we all really want to see is Brady and Rodgers going up against each other at the playoffs.