Aaron Rodgers is among the most impressive quarterbacks in NFL history and he might certainly retire one day as such. However, even though the Green Bay star is absolutely physically talented in the sport, he has an incredibly massive flaw.
That’s why there is no surprise why there has been a lot of controversy on the team’s decision to draft Jordan Love. However, the people are still wondering whether or not Aaron Rodgers can fix that flaw before it’s too late for him.
Once Aaron Rodgers got the chance as the first quarterback for the Packers, he certainly did quite well. In fact, Rodgers quickly made his name as a rising star for the Packers, and one of the NFL’s top quarterbacks of all time.
In his second season as a starter, he managed to earn his first-of-eight Pro Bowl selections. Not only that, but Rodgers also brought immense joy to the fans when he led the Packers to their first Super Bowl championship victory since Favre got the win in ’97.
Ever since he managed to get his Super Bowl ring in 2011, Rodgers has gained a reputation of arguably being the most gifted passer in all of the NFL. The man is capable of ripping a 50-yard touchdown, no matter where he is on the field—no wonder why the Packers fans have cheered for him for over a decade.
Aaron Rodgers managed to get two NFL MVP trophies, a spot on the NFL 2010s All-Decade Team, and two first-team All-Pro selections. Yet still, the 6-foot-2 gunslinger has an incredibly massive flaw on his resume –- only having been to the Super Bowl once.
No one doubts that Aaron Rodgers has pure talent in that arm of his. Not even Tom Brady would argue the fact that Rodgers has excellent physical ability. Yet, the fact that he has only taken his team to the Super Bowl once has become an incredibly fatal flaw — one that he needs to do something about quickly.
Former NFL players, Marcus Spears and Rob Ninkovich, talked about the Green Bay Packers star on ESPN’s Get Up!, and weighed in on that flaw of his. It’s incredibly surprising that a quarterback of his magnitude would only have a single Super Bowl Championship under him.
The former Patriots defender was placing the blame for Rodgers underachieving on the Packers. But Spears pointed out the fact that many other quarterbacks have successfully made it to the Super Bowl while Rodgers only managed to get the Packers to one since joining 15 years ago.
Even if it’s not fair, all the quarterbacks eventually get judged on their wins. Looking at the fact that Rodgers has gotten his team the same number of Super Bowl appearances as Matt Ryan and Joe Flacco, he doesn’t have the best resume.
Looking at the previous incredibly successful champion quarterbacks, Rodgers is running quickly out of time to lead the Packers to another Super Bowl. Considering the fact that the team drafted his successor months ago, there is immense pressure on Rodgers this season. The fans will undoubtedly be checking the scores and keeping up to date with the latest NFL lines.
Wow….That’s a lot to take in Andy.
There is no “might” about it, he will retire and go to the HOF as one of the most impressive QB’s in history. That’s what happens when you don’t have any weak area’s in your game. Tom Brady said as much.
In reference to only getting to one Super Bowl. You forgot to mention Trent Dilfer, he got the Ravens to a SB amirite? An incredible accomplishment despite throwing under 60%, throwing 12 TD’s to 11 interceptions for the 2000 season. He also had a glowing passer rating of 76 that season. I guess those are numbers needed to get your team to a Super Bowl. What say you Andy? Is judging a QB by his Super Bowl appearances a fair measure of a QB….Andy? Hell, i remember a QB who won a Super Bowl who was 9 of 21 for 123 yards, 0 TD’s, and 2 interceptions with a passer rating of 22.6…and he won!! I wonder how that could possibly happen. I remember a guy who went to 4 Super Bowls….surely he was better than Rodgers based on more SB appearances, unfortunately he lost all 4.
So, it’s fair to ask, why would anyone judge a QB based on SB appearances without a mention of other factors? You mentioned that Rodgers only got to one Super Bowl, 4 times in your article, as if we kept forgetting.
So…may i be so bold as to ask the following questions…..?
Does a well functioning front office have anything to do with a TEAM making it to a SB?
Do other players performance on a 45 man roster have anything to do with a TEAM making it to a SB?
Does coaching have anything to do with a TEAM making it to a SB?
Do NFL drafts, free agency, player development, have anything to do with a TEAM making it to a SB?
Does the defense have anything to do with a team making it to a SB?
If any players not named Rodgers, make multiple player mistakes during the last 5 minutes of a NFCCG, will that have anything to do with a TEAM not making it to a SB?
Well….we discussed (as you put it) Rodgers one major flaw. That isn’t the sin. The sin is acting like it’s his sole responsibility, pretending he carries all that weight. As if his excellence should be capable of overcoming the teams MAJOR FLAWS. The funny thing is, he did cover up many team flaws, for many years. UNTIL…….the team regressed to a point where he couldn’t do it by himself with his receivers anymore.
It’s valid to point out Rodgers one major flaw of only going to one Super Bowl …i guess. It’s a free Country.
Now how about….we write an article listing all the teams MAJOR FLAWS for not making it to more Super Bowls? That gets a bit more complicated, you gotta go deeper, you have to think, you have to know this team. You have to know it’s strengths, you have to know it’s dysfunctions.
I don’t have a problem with placing some blame on Rodgers. I’ll tell you right now, he doesn’t have the legs he used to in avoiding pressure and make those miracle throws to skilled receivers like when he was younger (and had skilled receivers). But if you wanted to write an article on the teams major flaws on why they didn’t make more Super Bowls, i’d be happy to help. I could give 40-50 examples of team flaws….without breaking a sweat.
Amen PF4L. There are so many factors that play into this that putting Rodgers as the main reason why GB hasn’t been to another SB is totally ridiculous. Rodgers is the least of their worries and more often than not is the main reason they made it so far every year in the first place.
I don’t have the time or energy to bring up things that have been discussed here 1,000 times before, such as Dom Capers’ defense, Sean Slocum and special teams, McCarthy and his gravyhead decisions, or the complete lack of awareness displayed by the front office, in more than one way.
Unfortunately, the only way I see Rodgers getting to another SB is if he does it somewhere else because there’s no way he’s overcoming all the problems in GB all by himself.
Rodgers aint making the super bowl this year. The season will not be completed.
What a bunch of drivel haha holy fuck she’s gonna be a long year boys.
Devin Funchess: I’m opting out this season
Translation: Pay me more money
The OP forgot to mention that QB in San Fran who had weak numbers yet won a SB last year. It is a total team effort (hello fat Mike and Defense) to make it to a SB. Not all on A-Rod for few SB appearances, yes being a team leader has a lot to do with it, and that to me is his one major flaw.
San Fran didn’t win the super bowl. The most dynamic qb in the NFL and the chiefs won the super bowl.
Gotta give the chiefs props.
Mahommes needed weapons…so they got Sammy Watkins and Hardin and resigned hill and Kelce.
Their defense was atrocious a couple years ago so they added some impact players to shore it up…inclusing the dynamic honey badger.
They have built a culture where they lock their young talent up and players are willing to take a pay cut to stay.
Meanwhile…we draft rashan Gary and Jordan love.
Fuck Murphy and gutenkist both.
I’ll tell ya Stig…….I’m more impressed with Mahomes than i was with Rodgers at the same point in their career’s and that’s saying something. That kid is dynamite A-Z. If he can stay healthy, the sky’s the limit.
I couldn’t agree more with giving the Chiefs props. I also couldn’t be more happy for Andy Reid.
2 words spell check. That’s not political is it asshat?
Who is an asshat, and political?
Stiggy attacks like a crazy Republican asshat. And can’t spell. I was not replying to your post, I was replying to his comment. The reply posts in an odd place.
You kids keep this up and i’ll pull this car over right now and nobody…gets an ice cream cone!!
OK Dad, but he started it!
Ahh ok thanks for the clarification.
actually im not a republican. Keep your political whining off the board or go fuck off to wherever you cry babies ran kato off to for (rightfully) calling you whiny liberal bitches.
Welcome “new guy”
Just for the record….nobody really has the power to “run somebody out of here” outside of JP.
On the rare instance somebody let themselves be “run off”. It’s probably time for them to look in the mirror.
Kato, and anyone else should feel welcome to come back. At the end of the day, we’re all Packer fans.
July 29, 2020 at 06:53 am
It seems the premise of only keeping 5 receivers is born from the concept of the Packers relying more on the running game.
Out of our receivers and tight end group, we have 1 proven player and that is Adams.
Otherwise after that we have a lot of “IF’s”.
IF Lazard can keep it going.
IF EQ show’s he can stay healthy and be a reliable target.
IF MVS can stay healthy, run better routes and be more sure handed.
As far as tight ends, our #1 tight end had 15 catches last season, and is used more as a blocker. The other 5 tight ends on the roster have a grand total of 5 catches in the NFL.
I have been a Packer fan longer than i want to admit. Never, have i seen a pass catching group this poor.
If the Packers had the pass stopping defense they have now from 2011 on, Rodgers probably would have won more Super Bowls. They couldn’t stop the 49ers running game this past season, but their current defense and defensive line would have been able to stop Wilson and Palmer and maybe even Kaepernick.
At least Rodgers has never lost a SB…….
NFC Championship failures are primarily attributed to defensive meltdowns- and why so much draft capital has been squandered on defense. 2020 draft sucks as much as the year does- QB drafted 1-2 years too soon: either Packers take a massive dead money hit by ultimately releasing Rodgers or they waste financial savings from a rookie QB deal. This is on Gutey.
Simple answer as to why the Pack and Rodgers have only one ring. We had the most overrated piece of shit GM in the chair for years in the great white fruitcake TT. Now Gute seems to be following in his footsteps. Arguably in many ways Teddy’s advisor on some of the stupid ass moves he made/didn’t make over the years. As much as a douche bag Elway is, at least he was smart enough to surround Peyton with enough of a supporting cast before he became Papa John’s bitch. Ted the Ped never went that route for Brett or AR. Thought because we finally signed some valuable FA talent last year Gute was coming around. That was until the draft. Now IMO we’re fucked, Niner impersonators without the defense and a pissed of HOF quarterback.