Aaron Rodgers has come a long way from sitting by himself at an NFL Draft table, and waiting for Brett Favre to make a decision before he could find out if he would start or spend another year on the bench. He has risen to the point where you can call him the best quarterback in the NFL, unless you don't have the patience to argue with a Patriots fan. His most recent five touchdown performance (last night) earned him rave reviews from pretty much everybody besides the sometimes crazy people at Pro Football Focus. It also added to the playing-on-Rookie-on-Madden-esque totals that he's racked up over his last 18 games at Lambeau:
Such dominance is starting to put Favre's heir in rare territory. And we mean very rare territory. His backup Scott Tolzien, who's currently enjoying his third straight year of easy checks for sitting behind Rodgers, compared him to perhaps the GOAT, regardless of sport. After last night's assault on the Chiefs' secondary, the Chicago-area native said:
"I mean, to me it’s like watching [Michael] Jordan in his prime. He’s at the top of his game. He makes it all go.”
We wouldn't hold our breath waiting for Rodgers to match MJ's title total. But it is fun to enjoy a guy who looks like he's playing a 7-on-7 drill at the highest level on the planet. NFC North fans are just going to have to wait for
a few several more years.
[via ESPN Wisconsin]
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