Does Aaron Rodgers Still Have It?
Aaron Rodgers got some praise on Thursday night, after throwing for four TDs and slicing and dicing through the Niners practice squad defense. And when I say practice squad, I truly mean it. Let’s think about who the Niners were missing. Just to name a few, the Niners had no Nick Bosa, Ezekial Ansah, Dee Ford, Mark Nzeocha, Richard Sherman, Solomon Thomas, and K’waun Williams. It was quite literally the practice squad that was out there, and A-Rodg took full advantage of the opportunity.
Even on the offensive side, the Niners have been riddled with injuries throughout the season. We all know that they’re missing the mediocre Jimmy Garoppolo,( which in all seriousness, they might be better off without him.) And more importantly, their coked out tight end is missing as well, as it was reported that George Kittle would miss another nine weeks of the season. Now, you do the math, seeing as this team isn’t making the playoffs, Kittle’s season is done. He’ll have to take his C4 from the couch now.
But back to Thursday night, the “discount double check” threw for over 300 yards and had 4 TDs. It was a surprising performance for Rodgers, as he actually out-dueled Nick Mullins, a top three QB in the league. The Packers are 6–2 now, which is fine I guess.
After their 4–0 start to the season, analysts were quick to jump on the “A-Rodg for MVP train”. Fortunately, I was not one of those analyst schmucks. I swear it happens every year. Two weeks into the season and we get those pre-ejaculate reactions from certain TV personalities. Man, those boys love to jump the gun and cum quick.
Despite the early success for A-Aron, things got a little shaky for him in week 5, when he was diarrhea’d on by Tom Brady and the Buccaneers (Perhaps OBJ would have liked this). You know that Rodgers wanted to make a statement in this game. The guy even had a Hingle McCringleberry celebration on deck.
Unfortunately, things didn’t go as planned for the inferior number 12. The Pack got absolutely steam rolled, which left people thinking: “Can Aaron Rodgers still hang with the big pups?” My answer: No, no he can not.
To every casual NFL fan, they’ll take a quick glance at Aaron’s stats, and be convinced that he’s still got “it”. Rodgers has 24 touchdowns and only 2 interceptions this season. At 36 years old, many would look at those numbers and probably think, “wow this guy’s elite! And possibly gay!” Unfortunately, only the latter half is true.
Fast forward to week 7, where A-Rodg was outplayed by Kirk Cousins, a man who has no business playing in the NFL. Seriously, if I was an NFL GM, I wouldn’t let Cousins anywhere near the facility. Perhaps he could work in the accounting department. Anyways, Aaron Rodgers got outplayed by Kirk. And although the Packers run defense gave up 160 yards and 3 TDs to Dalvin Cook, Rodgers should have subbed in on defense if he wanted his team to win. That’s just poor leadership, and something you hate to see from your team “captain”.
In addition to the on-field struggles, Aaron Rodgers has been in the limelight for all the wrong reasons recently. Whether it was getting dumped by Danica in the offseason, or Olivia Munn accusing him of being gay, things haven’t gone well for old Aaron. (The State Farm commercials have also been pretty bad lately. Add that as another hit to his legacy.)
So how are things looking for the Pack this season? They’ve had an incredibly easy schedule thus far, and I could honestly see them winning out the rest of their games. Next three matchups are Jaguars, Colts, and Bears, meaning they’re going up against three incompetent quarterbacks. Seem like pretty easy victories to me. But in all honesty, it doesn’t matter with the regular season. As we saw last year with the Ravens, you can go 14–2, you can have an incredible regular season, but in the end, it doesn’t mean dick. Once you hit the playoffs, it’s a different type of feel, and we all know that Aaron Rodgers can never get it done in the playoffs. The man hasn’t won the Super Bowl in over a decade, and it’s not looking like his team will be able to do it this year. We talk about great quarterbacks, Brady, Manning, and Brandon Weeden are obviously up at the top, but for whatever reason, people think to mention Aaron Rodgers as well. Some analysts make the argument that Rodgers is the GOAT because he can “make the throws that nobody else can.” That sounds like a whole lot of bologna to me. If you’re so good, why can’t you win anything? It’s the same criticism that LeBron got early on in his career, and guess what? He overcame it, by WINNING.
There’s a lot to hate about Aaron Rodgers, whether it’s the poor body language, the bad attitude, or his porn mustache. But above all, he’s a sub-par QB. Don’t let the numbers fool you.