Source– Aaron Rodgers means more to his team than any other football player in the NFL … and that includes the arguable G.O.A.T. QB, Tom Brady … so says former Packers WR Greg Jennings. We asked Jennings — a 2x Pro Bowler who was teammates with Rodgers — turned Fox Sports analyst how crippling the loss of A.R. is to the 4-2 Packers.”He means more to his team than any other player in this league.”More than 5x Super Bowl champ Tom Brady?
More like abso-fuckin-lutely! How can one even debate this FACT. We can all agree that he is one of the best players in the entire league and one of the top 3 quarterbacks correct? Also inhabiting that group you have Tom Brady, revered by many as better than Rodgers and the best player in the league. Looking at Super Bowls it’s evident that Brady is the best but you have to also take into consideration the supporting cast that each player has had. Not to say McCarthy isn’t a great coach but he’s no Bill Belichick. And then on the other side of the ball, the Pats have had a considerably better defense than the Packers over the last few years. The last time the Packers had a solid defense I felt totally confident in was when they won the Super Bowl in 2011, shocker! Having an elite, top-tier QB coupled with a reliable defense wins Lombardis? Well I never…
But the argument still comes back to who possess more IMPACT on the field or if they are off the field. Rodgers, Rodgers, Rodgers. When Brady was suspended last season for the first 4 games, the Patriots offense didn’t miss a beat with Jimmy Garoppolo in the pocket. Losing their first game and winning his next 3 proved to the NFL he was a capable starter but it also proved that any QB with good pocket presence and a solid arm would be able to be “subbed” into the Patriots offense. Though he has been sitting under Brady for a few years at this point, it speaks more to the systems that Big Bill had put into place where his offense can possess a dynamic mix of pass protection and run blocking to make any QB successful under center. Without Rodgers, and his ability to extend plays to get what he wants is a HUGE chunk of the Packers offense and is really not something that can be duplicated. Rather this type of maneuverability comes built-in which is why placing any QB in the Packers systems would not turn out as successfully as one would hope. Hundley has been learning for a few years but he is certainly not to the caliber of player where he can come in to take Rodgers spot as a starter yet. Being thrust into this position though will enable him to show what we can expect to see when Aaron Rodgers finally passes the torch much like Favre did onto him.