For the last 24 hours, Aaron Rodgers has been subject to a flurry of criticism sparked by comments he made Tuesday on the Pat McAfee show. Former teammates have denounced Aaron. Many of us, including myself, have been quick to defend Rodgers. No one is talking about the fact that Aaron Rodgers is the highest-paid player in the NFL. Second to no one. Rogers is making $50 million this year. That’s $50 million. Russell Wilson‘s making 49 million, Kyler Murray is pushing 46, Deshaun Watson is making 46, and Patrick Mahomes is making $45 million.
Aaron Rodgers hasn’t been as terrible as some people might want you to think. Statistically, he currently sits around 10th in quarterback rating. He’s tied for 6th in the league in touchdowns thrown with 11. In total yards thrown, he has 1597, which is good for 10th in the NFL.
Guys who are making to many mistakes, shouldn’t be playing. – Rodgers on Pat McAfee Show
The Bears and The Pack are both 3-4
That doesn’t mean Rogers is without fault for the Packer’s current record of three and four. They have the same record as the Chicago Bears. He’s made some bad throws. But really, is it on Rogers? He’s throwing to guys who aren’t starters on any other roster in the NFL. His completion rate is around 66% which is better than his career average of 65%.
This team is built around Aaron Rodgers. They are going to go as far as Aaron Rodgers takes them. If they go to the Super Bowl, it won’t be because of great coaching. It won’t be because of solid running. It’ll be because of Aaron Rodgers. That said, it’s a team sport, and Rogers is right. You watch these games, and there are a lot of mental errors. Sunday, this team had moments that looked like they could be undefeated. I was so impressed by some of the defensive stands. But Rogers is correct mental errors lost Sunday’s football game and likely lost several other games this year.
Wow, props to Aaron Rodgers for admitting Jordan Love should be starting. pic.twitter.com/K0j583pU8b
— Warry (@BarrysOnHere) October 25, 2022
I don’t personally agree with him going on the Pat McAfee show and criticizing his teammates. We’ll see how his teammates respond—the Packers need a mental check. In four weeks, if they start turning things around, no one will look back and credit Rogers. If they fall apart over the rest of the season, Rogers is the guy paid to take the blame. Fans eventually call for Jordan love. Some are even starting to now. I can say with 100% certainty Love starting isn’t happening with a healthy Rodgers.