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Aaron Rodgers is Not a Top 10 Player

Aaron Rodgers on Jim Rome

OUTRAGE! That’s what you’re feeling right now. Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has been voted the 11th-best player in the NFL in the NFL Network’s Top 100 Players of 2014.

Let’s say that again. Aaron Rodgers is the 11th-best player in the NFL.


Yeah, even a shitbag Minnesota Vikings fan is aware that there’s something not quite right there.

So who are these geniuses that compile this list, you ask? Well, it’s voted on by NFL players, of course!

Based on these results, I think we can surmise that the overall intelligence level in the NFL is eroding. Must be an overabundance of Ohio State guys.

I mean, you’d have to think that if NBA players were asked who the best player in their league was, they’d put LeBron James on top of that list. Maybe Rodgers isn’t as clear cut of a No. 1 as LeBron in the NBA, but he’s easily higher than 11th.

In fact, you’d think anyone who possesses things such as reason or common sense would say he’s top three.

And yet that was not the case. So now we know.

This is the very reason we pay zero attention to this list every summer. It’s always littered with idiotic rankings — some guys much higher than they should be and some much lower.

This has to be the most egregious slight yet, however. So we thought we’d point out.

And now we’ll go right back to not caring at all.

Monty McMahon

Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.



  1. GREENandGOLD July 3, 2014

    Isn’t that just based off of last year though?

    If he’s ranked #11 and played in half the games, I think thats somewhat of an accomplishment.

    If you’re a level-headed football fan, you know Rodgers is always a top 5, if not the best player in the league.

    1. Phatgzus July 3, 2014

      It’s supposed to be a projection of the next season, partially based on last year’s performance, but also on overall body of work.

  2. Vijay July 3, 2014

    This just might be the type of motivator he needs to prove any doubters wrong for the upcoming season!

    1. K.L. July 4, 2014

      I doubt he cares about any of this. Rodgers is not that superficial.

  3. Pack July 3, 2014

    If Rodgers was black hed be voted #1 by the players.

  4. Nacho Libre July 3, 2014

    I agree with Green and Gold. Couldn’t have said it any better myself.

  5. E. Wolf July 3, 2014

    This program is a joke anyway. Just a way for the NFL network to fill in airtime during that dead period between the draft training camp.
    In some ways I think this is part of a broader trend of the Packers flying under the radar, which is a very good thing. The Seahawks are the last team that were a bona fide Super Bowl favorite in the preseaon who actually made it, and even then the Broncos were favored in the desert. In 2010 the Packers were preseason favorites, then written off half way into the season because of various setbacks.
    Let these pundits and jackasses blabber on about other teams. Just lets our Packers do their work in a more low key fashion.

  6. Abe Frohman July 3, 2014

    What’s moronic about the list is that shouldn’t it be pretty much ALL quarterbacks? They touch the ball every single play. As such, I can’t make a case for ARodg being outside of the top 4: Manning, Brees, Brady, and Rogers.

    You mean Adrian Peterson, while a stud in his own right even though he plays for a shitty team, who only touches the ball like 20 to 25 times a game is more valuable than the QB? That’s asinine. There’s a reason QB’s make the most money. It’s because they have the most impact on the outcome of the game.

    1. [email protected] July 3, 2014

      AP is more valuable than the VIqueens QB….

      1. Abe Frohman July 3, 2014

        That’s true…but that’s because they don’t have an elite QB like we do.

      2. Tucson Packer July 3, 2014

        AP is more valuable than most teams QBs

    2. Kato July 3, 2014

      This is where you are wrong. This isnt a list of the most valuable players in the league. This is a list of the BEST players in the league. Nobody said this is a list of most valuable players that have the most impact on a game. Simply the best players. JJ Watt, AP, Calvin Johnson, ect still rank among the very best players in the world. If anything, players in the trenches are very underrated on this list, unless they are pass rushers. Games in the NFL are heavily influenced by line play. You can have an all world qb but if he doesnt have time to find open receivers, then he cant do his job and if you have a secondary full of dick shermans, but your line cant get pass rush, then obviously they will fail. But yes, I agree, Rodgers should be much higher, top 5 easily.

  7. Howard July 3, 2014

    The NFLPA is just trying to prove that all the players who voted have concussion syndrome.

  8. Skinny July 3, 2014

    The constant analysis on NFL network and ESPN has gotten out of hand the last few years. They really love to talk about pointless shit, especially this time of year. I dont even watch ESPN or NFL network unless a good 30 for 30 or A Football Life Is on.

  9. iltarion July 3, 2014

    The NFLN’s list seems to be basically Top 100 players LAST SEASON. In other words, pretty lame.

  10. Phatgzus July 3, 2014

    Jimmy Graham didn’t even make this list last year, something to think about.

  11. Deepsky July 3, 2014

    Rodgers has the highest playoff QB rating for any current QB. Only Starr is higher. Surprisingly Brees is up there too. Manning and Brady are 15 points behind the two stand out Packer greats.

    1. E. Wolf July 3, 2014

      This last Super Bowl proves what a choke artist Peyton Manning is. What I used to say about a certain ex Packer is far more true of #18. On any given Sunday in the regular season there is no better quarterback. On a playoff game on which the legacy and future of your team lives or dies, there may be no worse quarterback. That may be a bit of an overstatement for the ex Packer, but not far Manning.
      I do not like Tom Brady, and I really dislike the Patriots, with their scumbag owner, Sith Lord for a coach and those ugly, hideous uniforms and a fucking bank logo for a symbol. But Tom Brady is one of the greats. I cannot say that about Manning because, despite all of the unreal statistics, he will wreck your team in the playoffs. Brees throws too many interceptions and I am not familiar enough with his playoff portfolio to comment intelligently.
      So for me Rodgers is clearly the best. And it is a good thing that he and our Packers are under the radar. Hopefully with Eddie Lacy bringing defenses out of the Tampa two and battering the defensive line into submission, coupled with a revamped defense featuring Julius Peppers and Ha Ha Clinton Dix and Micah Hyde to improve safety play, that green and gold express will get back on track, pushing ahead at runaway speeds to another Lombardi this year and to follow.

  12. skip bayless July 4, 2014

    Aaron Rodgers is the most overrated player in the NFL. I would rather have Tim tebow leading my team. He is a winner!

  13. GBZEALOT July 4, 2014

    I think the slight wonderful!
    The best player, coming off a truncated season, displaying fire in the belly, with an outstanding offense built around him, now has something to prove (remember, this guy walks around with a chip on his shoulder & reacts to criticism).
    The Super Bowl bound Pack will light it up. Rogers throws for 4500 yds. (5000 if no Lacy), 40 TD’s.
    NFL, watch out, you just awoke a napping giant. The Japanese found out what that means by bombing Pearl Harbor: Hiroshima & Nagasaki !!!!!