Can Aaron Rodgers stand up to Brett Favre’s greatness?

12/2/11 in NFL   |   JamesSmith23   |   1413 respect

Aaron Rodgers has been a revelation for the Green Bay Packers this season, something even his harshest critics can’t deny. Rodgers has been topped the charts in all of the 11 games he has played in the regular season and completed 260 of his 362 passes for 3,475 yards. Rodgers has also assisted in an astounding 33 touchdowns while falling to only 4 interceptions.


Without a doubt, Rodgers is the one of the main reasons the Packers are still undefeated. Coach Mike McCarthy has often heaped praised on the 28-year-old quarterback but it’s the New York Giants’ coach Tom Coughlin that praised his abilities before his men play against him on Sunday at the MetLife Stadium.


“You can ask anybody in this room that one, that is the talk of the town and rightfully so,” said Coughlin. “We just faced a quarterback who is on a record pace and this quarterback is as well. He obviously has all types of numbers and he has run the ball 42 times, which shows that he is athletic and moves out of the pocket. He does the things he has to do and he can stick the ball into tight spots. He is on when recognizing that a defender is off and he will get the ball in the receiver’s hands very quickly whether it is now or a stick or something of that nature. He is obviously playing very, very well.”


Rodgers has come far from the kid that used to play under the legendary Brett Favre. Although, no one fathomed at that time that Rodgers could live up to be player that could break Favre, Peyton Manning or Tom Brady’s records, now he certainly has the potential to do so.


McCarthy expressed that he was gratified to see Rodgers perform at such high standards after working with him for so many years. McCarthy admitted that his young gun has progressed a lot from the guy that once used to be Favre’s backup.


It’s been great to watch Aaron and really your whole football team,” McCarthy commented. “We’ve been the young football team since my arrival here and just to watch these young men that developed into top-notch players, it has been exciting. Aaron’s case is probably the best example of that. He’s put a lot of time, energy and work into this. He’s in total command of his position, our offense and just playing at a lights-out level. It’s very gratifying.”

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