Aaron Rodgers is the back-to-back NFL MVP, but you wouldn’t guess it with the disrespect being thrown the way of the Packers quarterback.
It’s been quite a jam-packed past couple of years for Aaron Rodgers both on and off the field. There’s no reason to belabor the points that have been countlessly made about his choices outside of the gridiron, but things on the field, at least individually, have gone quite swimmingly for him.
After all, Rodgers didn’t win back-to-back NFL MVP trophies for just showing up with a questionable new hairdo and putting on his jersey.
Put simply, when you block out all of the noise, Rodgers is one thing that he’s always been: one of the best — if not the best — quarterbacks in the league.
And that’s what made it all the more shocking to see two separate NFL analysts slight the Packers quarterback as one said Justin Herbert was the next Aaron Rodgers while the other didn’t include him in the five best quarterbacks in the two-minute drill:
Aaron Rodgers disrespect truly makes no sense
Plainly, these are comical takes.
Herbert is fantastic, but to say that he has been Rodgers-esque after just two seasons — two years in which he didn’t lead the Chargers to the playoffs, it should be noted — is just unrealistic. Maybe he gets to be at Rodgers’ level, but there’s no reasonable way to say that right now.
And as for the two-minute drill, that’s even more laughable. Rodgers has been and remains a nightmare for opposing defenses in the final moments of a game. He’s the grim reaper coming to kill all hope, and he’s done that more than a time or two as well.
It’s going to be an interesting season for the Packers with the changes that have been made on the roster. With that being said, if Rodgers is one for bulletin-board material, this would certainly qualify as such. And that should frighten the NFL for what’s to come in 2022.