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Has Aaron Rodgers Been Disrespected?

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.

Joseph Bonham

Joseph is a fiction writer when he isn't doing this. In his spare time he likes to do manly things like drink beer and procreate.



  1. PF4L March 29, 2017

    That’s funny, coming from the guy who most of the time show’s him disrespect.

    Anytime this clown, brings up Rodgers name, in some way, shape or form, he’s ripping on him….like he’s doing now.

    Rodgers, i believe was talking in the past tense. But i don’t care if he still uses that as motivation today.

    Anyone, i should say, any student of football…know’s that Rodgers has virtually no weak area in his game. I’m talking from A-Z. From his feet, to his arm, to his intelligence. Very few can compare to him, from any era, in skillset. That’s why most people, in the know. refer to Rodgers as one of the most skilled, ever.

    He’s not the winningest, no doubt. But this isn’t golf, it takes a team of players and coaches to succeed to the highest level in this league.

    Those are some of the reasons why i have so much respect for him as a player, as a Packer. I’m not Rodgers fanboy. But until he gives me a reason not to, i will defend him to my last breath. And i haven’t even touched on how much he’s given back.

    For the rest of our generation, and the next, and the next….Rodgers will be talked about as one of the most skilled QB’s to ever play this game. And the best thing about all that is…..

    He’s our own…He’s a Green Bay Packer.

    1. Silky March 29, 2017

      Hear hear!

  2. Jay Sanchez March 30, 2017

    Colin decided not to mention that Rodgers first played for Butte Community College. And he also decided not to mention that Jeff Tedford discovered Rodgers when he was recruiting a TE from Butte.

  3. Arcturus March 30, 2017

    Nothing dumber than sports talk… I forced myself to listen to this clip and heard this blowhard repeat himself how many times? 4 or 5 on many points, at least 3 times on everything else. He has a tiny little point to make, with 3 simple facts to back it, and he blabs it out for over 5 minutes. Mind-numbingly stupid programs. I don’t get their popularity. Of course one can never underestimate the stupidity of the American people, as evidenced by our current administration.