“Everybody Knows it”- Aaron Rodgers Calls Fred Warner the ‘Best in the League’

November 8, 2020 3:00 am

It’s safe to say that the 2020 NFL season is not going as per plan for Kyle Shanahan and the San Francisco 49ers. The Red and Gold have been dealt a hand of major injuries over the last 8 weeks.

Star players QB Jimmy Garoppolo and TE George Kittle both missed out on Thursday night’s loss to the Green Bay Packers. However, a player who impressed in that game was 49ers linebacker, Fred Warner.

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Aaron Rodgers singles out Fred Warner for special praise

Aaron Rodgers was almost unplayable on Thursday night. He threw for 304 yards with 4 passing TDs in Week 9. But one San Francisco 49ers player who gave the California-born quarterback and his teammates a tough time in the middle at Levi’s Stadium was LB Fred Warner.

Rodgers made sure he let Warner know that his efforts are being recognized. He said, “I’m happy for you, man. I really mean that.

“Unfortunately, name recognition means too much, ain’t nobody better. There really isn’t. You’re the best. And everybody knows it. The film don’t lie. You should be All-Pro.”

Meanwhile, Fred Warner is not ready to give up despite a tough outing in the NFL with the Niners thus far.

“I don’t care what the situation is, I told the guys after the game that we got to look ourselves in the mirror. It doesn’t matter who’s down, who’s on COVID. It’s a wild year, obviously there are a lot of injuries across the entire NFL.

“But with the guys that we have, I think that we still got a lot of great football players on this team, and I think we just got to get back to work. We’ll make sure that we’re competing at a high level come next game,” Warner said via the team’s official website.

Kyle Shanahan’s boys go up against the New Orleans Saints in Week 10. They are currently on a 4-5 record in the league this season and sit at the bottom of the NFC West Division table. They need a bunch of wins if they want to end their season on a positive note.

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Daniel Arambur

Daniel Arambur is an NFL journalist for EssentiallySports who is an admirer of the old guard in Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady. He believes the latter has one more Super Bowl left in him before he bows out for good. Daniel bills Patrick Mahomes as one of the best up-and-coming quarterbacks in the league.

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