Tom Brady vs. Aaron Rodgers: TMZ Poll Answers the Burning Question of Which NFL Superstar Should Retire First

Published 01/16/2023, 11:30 AM EST

This year, the lead and top quarterbacks, like Aaron Rodgers from the Green Bay Packers, and Tom Brady from the Buccaneers, miserably failed in winning games. Although TB12’s Tampa Bay could save a spot for themselves in the playoffs, A-Rod has plenty of time to direct his attention to other pretty things. The season also raised a long-standing question: should the seven-time Super Bowl winner and the back-to-back MVP award-winning QBs retire? If yes, then who should leave the league first?

TMZ put out a poll for the public. There were various questions. One of them was: Out of Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers, who should retire first?

Will Tom Brady retire before Rodgers?

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

The 15x Pro Bowl selection faced a lot of questions about his retirement this season. It was a unique one; personally and professionally. After going through a swift divorce and witnessing a lot of changes on his roster, the 45-year-old QB could not overcome the problems that plagued the season.

DIVE DEEPER

“Uplifted an Entire American Culture”: Michael Jordan Pipping Wayne Gretzky and Tom Brady in a Resurfaced Exclusive List Throws Sporting Community Into Debate

23 days ago

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

This season also saw his second-lowest passing yards per attempt of his career, falling to 6.4 yards. Many people also believed that the star QB has been showing his age.

Sep 25, 2022; Tampa, Florida, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) and Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) greet after the game at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports | Reuters

Rodgers also was not different this season. The Packers started strongly and won four straight games. However, they slumped and lost against the Lions which caused them to lose a seat in the playoffs. This was his worst season since Matt LaFleur became the head coach of the team. Thus, all the confusion and criticism were enough for the 39-year-old to contemplate retirement.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

According to people, the Bucs QB should retire before the Packers QB. 67 percent of people believe that it is time for Terrific Tom to hang his cleats. Well, it certainly has been a glum season for Tom Brady and Co. But it now depends on Brady to decide whether he will end his career and become an analyst or still play, but with a different team?

Watch this story: Tom Brady Went to The Same High School As This Controversial MLB Hall of Famer Who Was Also A 14x All-Star

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

ADVERTISEMENT

Neha Joshi

626 articles

Neha Joshi is an NFL writer at Essentially Sports. She is currently pursuing her postgraduate degree in English Literature from R.D National College, Mumbai and has also previously worked as a Graduate Intern at Jacobs.

Edited By: Deepika Bhaduri

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

EDITORS' PICK