“He’s Out of the Super Bowl Window”: Aaron Rodgers Gets Snubbed Yet Again in Favor of Old Man Tom Brady Owing to Lower Standards of Greatness

Published 09/24/2022, 5:37 PM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JUNE 01:Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers stand at the tee box during Capital One’s The Match VI – Brady & Rodgers v Allen & Mahomes at Wynn Golf Club on June 01, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images for The Match)

Two of the greatest quarterback not only of this era but on the all-time list are all set to battle it out on Sunday. Building up to the match, a popular NFL analyst Colin Cowherd picks his favorite to win in the Tom Brady vs. Aaron Rodgers Brawl.

The most awaited match in the 3rd week of NFL is now right around the corner. And the excitement is also growing. It is a matchup that holds importance on its own. While talking about the battle between the two great quarterbacks, Colin Cowherd shared his thoughts.

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On his show, The Herd with Colin Cowherd, the analyst spoke about the two stars, “I think it means a lot more for Aaron, Sunday. I just don’t think he’s gonna win it.”

What Colin Cowherd had to say?

He shared how he feels that at this point, Tom Brady’s career is just about adding as many Lombardi trophies. Explaining at such a stage in his playing career stats is not important. Tom already has 7 super bowls. It’s 1 more than any franchise has won in their history.

New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers both have 6 rings. While Brady won 6 with the Patriots, he also added another one with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Jan 24, 2021; Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) throws a pass against Tampa Bay Buccaneers outside linebacker Shaquil Barrett (58) during the third quarter in the NFC Championship Game at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports | Reuters

To compare it with Aaron Rodgers’ solitary super bowl win in 2011 would be unfair. Rodgers, however, has always been the quarterback praised for his superior arm talent. He has edged past Tom Brady in stats like yards per game, touchdowns per game, and an even lesser interception per game.

But when your opponent has a legacy, as Brady does, the numbers fade. Colin seems to acknowledge this by saying how nobody cared what Michael Jordan was averaging when he was winning championships.

“Now he’s out of the Super Bowl window,” added Colin for Aaron Rodgers and his Packers squad. He stated that Rodger’s legacy would simply be limited to his stats, pretty throws, and opinions.

Aaron Rodgers vs. Tom Brady head-to-head

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Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers have come face to face 4 times in the regular season, where Tom Brady has managed to go 3-1 up against his counterpart. More importantly, since moving to the NFC for Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Brady has won 2 out of their 2 matches. Outside the regular season, the teams played the NFC conference final in the 2020-21 season. That was the season Tom Brady went on to add a 7th super bowl title to his name.

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This Sunday, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are going to host the Green Bay Packers in Florida. Both teams are struggling with their receiving corps. Green Bay is starring considerably young wideouts.

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While Tampa will be without Chris Godwin (injury) and Mike Evans (suspension). The pressure will be on the teams to produce defensively. It will be exciting to see Green Bay, who ranks 6th in rushing yards per game, go against the 9th-rank run defense of Tampa Bay. Rodgers must be hoping to at least get one over Brady, but he would really need to come up with something spectacular.

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Avinash Singh

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Avinash Singh is an NFL author for EssentiallySports. He has honors in Economics from Amity University, Noida. His favorite player is Tom Brady, as he credits the GOAT and his story for making him a fan of the sport.

Edited By: Deepika Bhaduri

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