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11 Nov 2009

I Bow To The Greatness of Aaron Rodgers

Damn, as a Bears fan it pains me to say that.

No matter what, the Packers always seem to have amazing QBs. Grented, they spent 16 years with one of the greatest QBs ever, but they STILL have a grest QB, what the heck. In fact, I think you can make the argument that Aaron Rodgers is the greatest QB playing right now. If I had to choose the best QB in the NFC, I would choose Rodgers, even over guys like Brees, Favre, Cutler (although I love him), McNabb, and Warner. Hell, I'll put him ahead of Peyton Manning.

At first glance, you look at Aaron Rodgers and they seem good, but not best in the game. He currently ranks 5th in passer rating, 6th in YPG, 3rd in YPA, and 13th in completion percentage. He doesn't seem that efficient ranking 14th in DYAR and 16th in DVOA. While these numbers may seem preety, guys like Drew Brees, Matt Schaub, Peytin Manning, and Tom Brady and essentially ahead of Rodgers of all these categories. So how can I justify that Rodgers is better than all of them? Easy

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Posted by: kaptrap19 on 11 Nov 2009

2 replies , Last at 12 Nov 2009, 1:24pm by tuluse

Re: I Bow To The Greatness of Aaron Rodgers
by Key19 :: Thu, 11/12/2009 - 12:11pm

To quote FO:

"Pass protection is more dependent on the quarterback himself than people realize."

Yes, their line isn't the best by any stretch, but even the mainstream media is catching up with the fact that Rodgers takes a lot of sacks that are 100% on him.

Re: I Bow To The Greatness of Aaron Rodgers
by tuluse :: Thu, 11/12/2009 - 1:24pm

Ok, just writing something ridiculous to get page hits. Rodgers is not the best QB, he's not even top 5. He might be top 10, but I doubt it. He has terrible, awful, bad pocket presence and he makes slow reads sometimes. A lot of times you hear about QBs trusting their arms too much, well Rodgers trusts his legs too much. He seems to think he can out run any d-lineman.

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