We all know about the perceived lack of respect shown to Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers through the course of his football career. That perceived lack of respect is mostly perceived by Rodgers himself.
It started when he didn’t get a Division I scholarship offer coming out of high school and instead had to start his college career in junior college. Then, of course, there was the much-publicized slide in the 2005 NFL Draft.
These days, Rodgers gets pretty much nothing but praise. You’d think those days of pulling the Rodney Dangerfield card would be gone, but they’re not. Rodgers brought up the high school situation when he was asked about it last week.
Naturally, that prompted a take from Colin Cowherd, who says Rodgers gets (and has gotten) nothing but respect. He does have some valid points here, particularly that the Packers jettisoned Brett Favre in favor of Rodgers.
That’s quite a sign of respect.