How Well Do You Know Aaron Rodgers?
The Aaron Rodgers story is rather unique among quarterbacks. He wasn’t a sleeper, like Tom Brady, and yet, he wasn’t a No. 1 pick like Peyton Manning. He wasn’t even a top-10 pick, though he was a first rounder. And he wasn’t a rookie starter like Ben Roethlisberger, or Russell Wilson. He was ready when his chance came, even if the team did struggle at first.
If you were judgmental about his not playing soon enough, or not winning right away when he did play, you found out later he is worth the wait. As he famously once said, “Relax.” Perhaps Rodgers received his highest praise this spring, when Drew Brees said, “I feel like Aaron Rodgers has cursed us all.” Leave it to an NFC guy to overlook Brady. But Brees was referring to the pre-draft pro days this year when prospects are asked to recreate Rodgers’ pass to Jared Cook that setup the game-winning field goal in the Divisional Playoff against Dallas. Forget about how far you can throw, can you scramble and throw? We’re looking for the next Aaron Rodgers.
So do you know Aaron? Have you studied him they way he studied the game in three seasons as a backup? Do you remember the highs and lows? Do you know your Packers QBs?
Are you ready for the Rodgers quiz? Relax, you’ll do fine.