The Green Bay Packers sure have their work cut out for them on Sunday night. They will take on the 9-1 Philadelphia Eagles, who boast one of the best defenses in the NFL this season. They have recently added former All-Pro defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh. Earlier this week, Suh stated that “I really do not like the Packers.” This, of course, is no surprise. The Packers and Suh have a long history of bad blood. As it turns out, there is another defensive player on the Eagles who is excited to play the Packers, especially Aaron Rodgers.
Darius Slay Wants to Add Aaron Rodgers to His “Mt. Rushmore”
Eagles defensive back Darius Slay is having a very good season. This is no surprise. He has been one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL for quite some time now. Slay has been named to the Pro Bowl in four of the past five seasons and was an All-Pro in 2017. This season, Slay is allowing just 52.8% of passes thrown his way to be completed. Opposing quarterbacks have a measly 54.4 passer rating when targeting him. There is one thing, though, that Slay has not done yet, and he is dying to achieve it: intercept Aaron Rodgers.
Darius Slay has a “Mt. Rushmore pick balls” collection at his house. He’s dying to add Aaron Rodgers to it. pic.twitter.com/VMO0bPkUjQ
— Tim McManus (@Tim_McManus) November 25, 2022
In the video, Slay revealed that he has a collection of “GOAT balls” displayed above his Pro Bowl jerseys. One of them is a ball he intercepted from Tom Brady. The other is a ball he picked off from Drew Brees. As Slay says in the video, he wants to add Aaron Rodgers.
Of course, Slay has had plenty of opportunities. He played the first seven years of his career with the Detroit Lions, but was never able to pick off Rodgers. This is not all that surprising. Rodgers has the best touchdown-to-interception ratio in NFL history. However, he is throwing picks at higher rate than usual this season. Perhaps Slay will get his wish.
Let’s hope he doesn’t. The Packers desperately need to win this game in order to keep their playoff hopes alive.