That guy right there.
We’ve got that guy right there.
He’s a generational quarterback. We’ve had two of those in a row now, but this one is different than the last one.
Brett Favre would win a game on sheer force of will, but he’d throw a lot of games away because he thought he could do anything. We lived by the Favre and, more often, we died by the Favre.
Aaron Rodgers is something else.
And yeah, we beat him the fuck down because he had his worst season to date. He would be the first to admit he’s set a higher standard.
And the Green Bay Packers are now officially wasting that.
Rodgers will be entering his 12th year in the league when the 2016 season rolls around. How many elite years does he have left?
We’re not going to speculate on that.
What’s amazing is Rodgers has just that one title in those 11 seasons to date.
Part of that is his fault. He hasn’t been great in the playoffs when the Packers have needed him to be great.
But part of it is the organization’s fault.
Here we sit with a generational quarterback, but we somehow cannot surround him with the players to win titles.
How is that?
Thirty other franchises in this league would happily take this guy — the one exception being the team who has Brady — and they’d win at all costs. They’d sell out to win because they knew.
They knew they weren’t going to be gifted a player like this again.
We’ll draft and develop though.
Great Iron Maiden song.