Aaron Rodgers still has “a competitive drive for excellence”

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Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is still motivated to be the best.

Rodgers said in an Instagram appearance this week that he is as motivated as ever to succeed in everything he does, on and off the field.

“We have to have something inside us that drives us,” Rodgers said, via the Green Bay Press-Gazette. “I think there’s a competitive drive for excellence that every successful person has, and success to me isn’t about money or status. Success is about doing your absolute best and being comfortable looking in the mirror, going to sleep at night knowing you did your absolute best. That’s true success.”

Rodgers was certainly excellent last season, winning the league’s regular-season Most Valuable Player award. But after a disappointing loss in the NFC Championship Game, he made comments that some interpreted as a desire to walk away, either from the Packers or from football altogether. This week’s comments sound more like someone who’s motivated to get back to it and win another Super Bowl.

94 responses to “Aaron Rodgers still has “a competitive drive for excellence”

  1. Really great to see Aaron so happy and enjoying life. He spoke of becoming a father at some point in the near future as well. Those of us that are fathers know the pure joy and pride fatherhood brings to life.

    Aaron also can’t wait to get back out on the grass and start the journey towards #14 in Green Bay.

    Really is a wonderful time to be alive for those of us that have achieved greatness in life. I can’t even imagine the misery of those that have not. We all will pray for them.

    #LifeIsGrand!🍾✌❤

  2. That’s great, but something is missing. No one will deny that he’s more physically gifted than Brady, but Brady has that “it” factor that Rodgers seems to lack. Part of it is that Brady, in my opinion, is a much better leader of men. When Bradys team is sucking, he’s on the sideline talking to guys, firing them up, getting in their face if necessary, and instilling confidence. When Rodgers comes off the field after 3 or 4 three and outs he looks pouty and disinterested and doesn’t say anything. Being a good leader is something you EXPECT from your franchise quarterback. Hard to believe he only has one ring in 13 years as the starter. Harder yet to believe is that the packers only have TWO superbowl wins in 28 years with Favre and Rodgers. I could be wrong but I think the packers acquired Favre from the Falcons in 1994.

  3. “win another Super Bowl.” Not going to happen with that crew running the team in GB. They’ve set the bar at the NFCN. Cheeseheads are good with that. Bet on it.

  4. I’d like to see some follow up questions to his statements.

    Like do you see success as being one of the highest paid QBs, if not the highest paid QB?

    Because to them success is about the money, and almost all of the QBs think this way.

  5. mrnoname says:

    March 6, 2021 at 6:35 am

    That’s great, but something is missing. No one will deny that he’s more physically gifted than Brady, but Brady has that “it” factor that Rodgers seems to lack. Part of it is that Brady, in my opinion, is a much better leader of men. When Bradys team is sucking, he’s on the sideline talking to guys, firing them up, getting in their face if necessary, and instilling confidence. When Rodgers comes off the field after 3 or 4 three and outs he looks pouty and disinterested and doesn’t say anything. Being a good leader is something you EXPECT from your franchise quarterback. Hard to believe he only has one ring in 13 years as the starter. Harder yet to believe is that the packers only have TWO superbowl wins in 28 years with Favre and Rodgers. I could be wrong but I think the packers acquired Favre from the Falcons in 1994.
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    The lack of knowledge clearly shows with you. The number of qbs who have won multiple rings in the entire history of the NFL is 12…I repeat only 12 have won multiple rings. And you cant compare Rodgers to Brady like Brady is the average qb, no matter who you hold up against brady they were less physically gifted and accomplished less than him. It also shows your lack of knowledge thinking the packers acquired Favre the year he won the superbowl, it shows you dont actually pay attention to likely anything but playoffs.

  6. I agree with the previous comment Rodgers doesn’t have that killer instinct. He seem too comfortable with a early lead and fades in the 4th quarter.

  7. patriots123456 says:

    March 6, 2021 at 8:22 am

    I’d like to see some follow up questions to his statements.

    Like do you see success as being one of the highest paid QBs, if not the highest paid QB?

    Because to them success is about the money, and almost all of the QBs think this way.
    ——
    Ummm no your confused. Not 1 has ever even hinted at money equaling success, what qbs and players in every sport has said is being paid at the top of your profession/money equals respect. Success and respect are not the same things at all.

  8. Sunday Swami says:
    March 6, 2021 at 8:33 am

    It also shows your lack of knowledge thinking the packers acquired Favre the year he won the superbowl, it shows you dont actually pay attention to likely anything but playoffs.

    You really should not flap your jaw at anyone else when your criticism is not only rude, but incorrect. Yes, Favre did not come to Green Bay in 1994, it was ’92. But mrnoname did say he thinks it was ’94. But they actually won the Superbowl in 1997 not 1994, so before you go off on someone, you may wish to think twice. Sort of like better to remain silent and look stupid, than open your mouth and remove all doubt.

  9. All those that dislike Rodgers and keep posting negative things to say about him please raise your hands if you would say the same stupid things if he were your teams league MVP quarterback.what? no ones raising their hand,I thought so.you would all love to have him in your teams uniform.

  10. History will remember that MVP Rodgers, with the number one seed Packers at home in Green Bay, lost to the 5 seed wildcard Tampa Bay and his rival Tom Brady.

    Daddy Brady came to his house with a worse team and stole his Super Bowl.

  11. Only 2 SBs…you people make it sound so easy. It’s a team sport! If he had a D that gave up an average 19 points a playoff game like Brady, I’d think he’d have a few more SBs.
    Once again, Brady will be surpassed by another better QB in NFL regular seasons MVPs. Great job, Aaron.

  12. Free reminds me of the “waterboy ” Adam Sandler’s greatest feat. Except for the packers.

  13. I see a competitive drive for regular season excellence. Not so much in the playoffs.

  14. Rodgers is still an excellent QB. I believe his issue is in critical situations in playoff games,he tends to be indecisive at crunch time. This leads to holding the ball too long and that’s when bad things happen. About 25 or so other teams would love to have him though.

  15. Like do you see success as being one of the highest paid QBs, if not the highest paid QB?

    Because to them success is about the money, and almost all of the QBs think this way.
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    You should try reading the article then…

  16. I agree with the previous comment Rodgers doesn’t have that killer instinct. He seem too comfortable with a early lead and fades in the 4th quarter.
    ——
    He had his team within 5 against the eventual champs that held Mahommes and co to 9 pts. Is Mahommes also missing that killer instinct? I understand that an Aaron Rodgers post brings out less than the best and brightest but let’s get real here. The Packers have failed to surround this guy with any talent and that’s the only reason they haven’t won more.

  17. How cute he is. Rodgers lecturing about “his definition of true success” while basically doing a 40 mins commercial for the “new $10,000 Zenith Chronomaster Sport model”.
    Oh well… I guess there is enough room for both: Rodgers can have his MVPs and TB12 can have his SBs… right ?

  18. Only 2 SBs…you people make it sound so easy. It’s a team sport! If he had a D that gave up an average 19 points a playoff game like Brady, I’d think he’d have a few more SBs.
    Once again, Brady will be surpassed by another better QB in NFL regular seasons MVPs. Great job, Aaron.
    __________________________________________________________

    Same tired argument. So the Packers “team” is good enough to consistently get to the playoffs, win their division, and often times have a high playoff ranking, but when they consistently come up short in the post season it’s excuses like “Aaron has no defense”. Here’s the reality, the Packers defense picked Brady 3 times in the second half of the NFCC game. The Packers offense managed to muster a ridiculous 3 points combined. That is on the offense. Rodgers had the skill, but Brady is far and away a better overall QB.

    Regarding regular season MVP awards, what does that have to do with anything? Brady has 3 as does Rodgers. Mahomes is better than both of them and he has one. Brees is one of the best QBs of all time and he has 0. Real QBs count championships, not regular season MVPs. Do you think Rogers wouldn’t trade places with Brady this last season?

  19. “Once again, Brady will be surpassed by another better QB in NFL regular seasons MVPs. Great job, Aaron.”

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    Brady doesn’t care about the regular season MVP award because they don’t mean you won anything at all. We’ve never even heard him discuss it, and he has 3 of them.

    Rodgers is great, but true greatness is also defined by what you did to elevate your team to win. It’s a beautiful mystery as to why he didn’t run it in when he could have.

    There’s no QB alive who thinks any of that is better than 7 Super Bowl wins, they and Rodgers are all in awe of Brady. You’re the outlier.

  20. Regarding regular season MVP awards, what does that have to do with anything? Brady has 3 as does Rodgers. Mahomes is better than both of them and he has one. Brees is one of the best QBs of all time and he has 0. Real QBs count championships, not regular season MVPs. Do you think Rogers wouldn’t trade places with Brady this last season?
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    Real QBs? Whatever. You do know the lack of MVPs, all-pros and pro bowls keep players out the hall of fame, which is a very coveted individual award. Speaking of pro bowl, Brady didn’t make that either. Dude ran outta town to a stacked team and you guys act like he’s the 2nd coming. Manning did this act years ago.

  21. It’s cute when fanboys equate the success that a team they have no influence on has as their own “greatness”…..

    As to Mr Rodgers, keep playing as long as you have that fire. As long as you are playing for the live of the game you will have my respect

  22. I wish my fellow pack fans will not buy into his shtick again. He is just angling for another cap killing contract….sigh

  23. ok he’s no tom brady, but nobody else has ever been at that competitive level either. brady is more than a GOAT, he’s a unicorn. that said, rogers is a good human being. as a critic of his leadership at times, i’m impressed with his generosity and sincerity. i think it’s real, not just doing what his agent says to go through the motions like so many pro athletes.

  24. People point to the three drives we didn’t score but forget we were playing the best defense in the league. That defense didn’t allow the most dynamic qb in the league to score a touchdown in the SB. Rodgers had 3 and outplayed Brady in the game. Brady’s defense won it for him just like Rodger’s defense lost it for him. More specifically Kevin King lost it for him. The two biggest plays in the game being the Miller TD to end the half and the idiotic pi to end the game. Somehow people are still blaming Rodgers though.

  25. Rodgers is still an excellent QB. I believe his issue is in critical situations in playoff games,he tends to be indecisive at crunch time.
    ———

    They were down 28-10, and he put them in a position to win that game.

    The INT he threw was BLATANT pass interference.

    Lazard let a td pass whiz right past him on the last drive. Adams dropped a td pass as well. Dropped 2pt conversion, perhaps LaFleur manages that last series differently if they converted?

    Rodgers played well enough to win that game. It was one of his best Playoff games.

    Flip the script. If Rodgers was the QB for the Bucs, that is a complete blowout. Brady Favre’d it the 2nd half.

  26. Real QBs? Whatever. You do know the lack of MVPs, all-pros and pro bowls keep players out the hall of fame, which is a very coveted individual award. Speaking of pro bowl, Brady didn’t make that either. Dude ran outta town to a stacked team and you guys act like he’s the 2nd coming. Manning did this act years ago.
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    And do you know that SB wins get otherwise fringe players in? That’s why QBs like Eli Manning, who save for his two SB wins, is a marginal QB that has a good chance of getting in the HoF. As I said before, Drew Brees never won an MVP and he’s one of the best QBs of all time. Individual accolades are great, but championships are better. As it relates to Brady, he is the only one that has a multitude of both.

    Oh no, Brady didn’t make the pro bowl. How will he ever recover. The dude is 43 years old and threw for 40 TDs and over 4K yards. Do you really think he cares that he was snubbed for Kyler Murray? Do you think anyone of the NFC pro bowl QBs wouldn’t trade places with Brady even if just for the 2020 season?

    That “stacked” team Brady went to was 7-9 last season and hadn’t made the playoffs almost 20 years. Know less about football.

  27. If anyone can show me that Rodgers has the same drive, not bs stats, as he did in the loss against Arizona in 2009-10 playoff or the 2010-11 SB victory then I’ll believe his recent bs. Something happened to Rodgers after the 15-1 season playoff loss to the Giants, and he has never been the same. Maybe he got McCarthy-fried, perhaps the money has quelled his ‘it’ factor, but he always has a finger pointed 99% of the time away from the man in the mirror.

    Gene Hackman in the ‘Replacements’ movie said ” Winners always want the ball”, so why did MLF take the ball away from Rodgers hands and kick a useless FG? The previous 6 plays may have the answer, in that MLF didn’t see the ‘it’ factor in Rodgers, especially when he should have run for TD, even if he failed to make it, that would prove the ‘it’ was still there.

  28. pkrlvr says:
    March 6, 2021 at 11:09 am
    People point to the three drives we didn’t score but forget we were playing the best defense in the league. That defense didn’t allow the most dynamic qb in the league to score a touchdown in the SB. Rodgers had 3 and outplayed Brady in the game. Brady’s defense won it for him just like Rodger’s defense lost it for him. More specifically Kevin King lost it for him. The two biggest plays in the game being the Miller TD to end the half and the idiotic pi to end the game. Somehow people are still blaming Rodgers though.
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    Yet the best defense allowed horrible offenses like the Giants and Carolina to toss up 23 points against them. Next excuse.

  29. The two biggest plays in the game being the Miller TD to end the half and the idiotic pi to end the game.
    ——–

    Jones fumble was huge. The pass interference that setup Millers td was huge also.

    Instead of 21-17, after the Jones fumble and quick score, it was 28-10. The game essentially was over at that point. Thats just too large a deficit against a good defense.

    The Bucs really ratcheted up the pressure at that point as well. Sacks stalled a couple of those late drives. Thats all that stalled them. The secondary was getting shredded.

  30. Maybe he got McCarthy-fried, perhaps the money has quelled his ‘it’ factor, but he always has a finger pointed 99% of the time away from the man in the mirror.
    ———

    McCarthy is a goon.

    He got fired beacuse he’s running an offense from the last century.

    If the Packers had an owner, McCarthy would have been fired after that disaster in 2014, or the year after.

    He wasted Rodgers prime.

  31. Rodgers never takes less money to benefit his team. This past extension, which is worth up to $138 million through salary escalators and incentives, made Rodgers at the time the league’s highest-paid player at $33.5 million per year. Rodgers’ deal contained $98.2 million in guarantees, including a then-NFL record $57.5 million signing bonus. $78.7 million was fully guaranteed at signing. The only player who beats him in salary is Patrick Mahomes.

    Brady made roughly $235 million over the course of 20 seasons with the Patriots, averaging $11.758 million per year. Add the money he made in 2020 on the Buccaneers, and he has made roughly $263 million over 21 seasons. Keep in mind that Brady got tired of taking less money in 2020. As for Rodgers, he has earned $240,914,529 in 16 seasons. It’s no wonder he complains about not enough talent around him. Rodgers has thrown 8 picks in 5 NFC championship games. He also needs to play better when it matters most.

  32. Something happened to Rodgers after the 15-1 season playoff loss to the Giants, and he has never been the same.
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    Yeah, something did happen.

    2010, they had a top 5 defense. The ONLY season that has been the case for Rodgers.

    2011, the were one of the worst defenses in NFL history. Among the worst 5 in history in yards allowed.

    2009, 2010, and 2019 are the only seasons in Rodgers career that hes played with a top 10 defense.

  33. Rodgers never takes less money to benefit his team.
    ———

    Aaron Rodgers 2020 cap hit – $21,642,000

    Tom Brady 2020 cap hit – $28,375,000

  34. So why does Aaron loses the championship games? Well only 4 QBs reach there and two lose. I think though, in general, against good defence , once his team falls behind, he does not take risks. Sure. Taking risks may backfire but it sometimes works too

  35. He also needs to play better when it matters most.
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    He’s the 2nd highest rated active post-season passer. 3 tenths of a point behind the leader.

    Only 3 QBs in NFL history have a higher rating.

    It is virtually impossible to ask any more of him, individually.

  36. Ppl claiming Rogers threw 3 touchdown to compare Mahlhoms missing a key point. Tampa did not have their safety in the game and other safety got injured in 2nd half. It would have been worse if both safetties and Antonio Brown were available for the full game. Packers have had great luck with injuries last few years. Their players staying healthy and other team getting injured. At some point their luck will run out

  37. So why does Aaron loses the championship games? Well only 4 QBs reach there and two lose. I think though, in general, against good defence , once his team falls behind, he does not take risks. Sure. Taking risks may backfire but it sometimes works too
    ———

    In Packer playoff losses in the Rodgers-era, the defense has given up 40 points per game on average.

    No QB can win with that.

  38. One shouldn’t have to declare that they have a competitive drive for excellence. It should be evident. Something is off about Rodgers

  39. I think when its all said and done we’ll look at Rodgers like Elway and he’ll finish his career with 2 rings. Thats my prediction. IF he can get 2 rings with the numbers and the mvps he becomes a top 5 all time qb. At least he does have one so at least that pressure is off.

  40. “Flip the script. If Rodgers was the QB for the Bucs…”

    ——

    My favorite thing in any of these anti-Brady rants—by FAR—are the “if” excuse-makers. Their guy isn’t as good, but “if” this happened and “but” this happened, it would have all played out differently somehow. It’s always the same drivel.

    The obvious problem with excuse-makers and blamers are that the same rule applies in life. The scoreboard is the defining factor. That’s it. That’s why they have it there. That’s why you play the game. Not any other reason.

    Rodgers has come up short in many games where you have to wonder why. We could care less about the quality of the spiral and talent and the beautiful mysteries. Quit making excuses for this guy.

    I’ll give you an “if” that Brady doesn’t even need to have said, but is true. “If” you hand Brady the ball 3 times in the 2nd half of any championship game, he will choke you with it.

    Rodgers just showed us that he can’t.

  41. Ppl claiming Rogers threw 3 touchdown to compare Mahlhoms missing a key point. Tampa did not have their safety in the game and other safety got injured in 2nd half. It would have been worse if both safetties and Antonio Brown were available for the full game.
    ———

    He was carving them up with or without Whitehead in the game.

    He had 300 yards by the start of the 4th Q, and had completed something like 3/4 of his passes.

  42. tonyzendejas says:

    March 6, 2021 at 8:57 am
    He’s a starting NFL quarterback, so I’d certainly hope so.

    Agreed. Will to win would seem to be the minimum qualification for being a pro-athlete.

  43. drunken brady says:
    March 6, 2021 at 11:51 am
    He also needs to play better when it matters most.
    ———

    He’s the 2nd highest rated active post-season passer. 3 tenths of a point behind the leader.

    Only 3 QBs in NFL history have a higher rating.

    It is virtually impossible to ask any more of him, individually.

    ———

    Do useless stats tell you to when to run it in to win and not throw to a double covered guy instead? Do stats define winners when there are winning plays to make??

    I didn’t think so.

    But hey, the rating is good, so…

  44. Nope. Rodgers’ cap hit is much higher in 2021, 2022, 2019, 2018, and other years. It’s not up for debate. Brady has always taken less money for his team up till 2020. Second highest rated playoff passer? Yeah, against wild card teams in wild card rounds. Rodgers has thrown 7 touchdowns to 8 interceptions in five conference championship games. The highest rated passers don’t lose in blowouts against the 49ers, Buccaneers, Cardinals, and Falcons. He threw just 1 touchdown to 2 interceptions against the Legion of Boom, despite his defense gifting him with 5 takeaways in that championship game. Rodgers and the Packers had 73 opening drive points scored in the regular season in 2020, but they failed to have an opening drive touchdown against Tampa Bay. It’s funny how that works.

  45. It’s a beautiful mystery as to why he didn’t run it in when he could have.
    ——–

    The choice to throw wasn’t a bad one. He was pressured, stepped up, and missed his window.

    .. I’ll take that over Devin White blasting Rodgers into 2021. Or possibly FAR worse.

    No mystery on the previous play. Lazard was wide open and let a td pass whiz right past him. Would have given the Packers the lead.

  46. I’ll give you an “if” that Brady doesn’t even need to have said, but is true. “If” you hand Brady the ball 3 times in the 2nd half of any championship game, he will choke you with it.

    Rodgers just showed us that he can’t.
    ———

    He singlehandly played the Packers back into that game.

    If he is as good as you say, he should have absolutely BURIED the Packers.

  47. Nope. Rodgers’ cap hit is much higher in 2021, 2022, 2019, 2018, and other years. It’s not up for debate. Brady has always taken less money for his team up till 2020.
    ———

    Brady set the QB market in 2010, he was quite vocal about it, in fact.

    The Packers rushed to the table with the last deal, knowing what affect Mahomes would have on the market. Despite a serious shoulder injury, which nobody ultimately knew whether Rodgers would recover.

    But, hey, don’t let the facts distract from your hate.

  48. He threw just 1 touchdown to 2 interceptions against the Legion of Boom, despite his defense gifting him with 5 takeaways in that championship game.
    ———

    On the road, in one of the toughest places to play.. Against the defending champs

    12 point lead with 3:56 to go. Rodgers did his job.

    That same D squandered the lead completely. Rodgers got a FG just to GET to OT, then never saw the ball again.

  49. Who are you trying to fool? Brady is very much the reason why the Bucs signed Antonio Brown, Leonard Fournette, and traded for Rob Gronkowski. It’s quite comical how so many players don’t want to play with Rodgers, and they can’t even afford some players due to his ridiculous contracts. There was only so much money Brady was willing to put aside for his team over the course of twenty years. He finally had enough of Belichick. The same thought went through the mind of Gronk.

  50. The highest rated passers don’t lose in blowouts against the 49ers, Buccaneers, Cardinals, and Falcons.
    ———

    2012 49ers – 45 points
    Buccaneers??
    Cardinals?.. 2009? 45 points
    2016 Falcons – 44 points

    No mystery why those games were lost…

  51. And, speaking of when a quarterback’s defense surrenders 29 or more points, look who has the most all time wins: Tom Brady. Remember when his defense allowed 29 points against the Panthers in Super Bowl XXXVIII? He led his offense down the field and won with a game winning drive. His defense surrendered 40 points against the Chiefs in that one regular season game in 2018 as well. However, the Patriots still won. Go watch that AFC championship game between the Patriots and Chiefs again. His offense converted three consecutive third downs in overtime to win.

    His defense allowed 31 points against the Chargers in 2020, but he still helped his team come back from like a 14-point deficit to win. The same could be said about the Ravens scoring 31 points against them in the 2014 divisional round game. It took his defense allowing 41 points in Super Bowl LII to beat Brady, and he passed for over 500 yards in that super bowl. So, let’s not forget that some of these games were winnable. Rodgers fumbled in overtime against the Cardinals in that high scoring wild card game, and I believe Brady fumbled against the Eagles on his final drive. Enough with the excuses.

  52. I wish my fellow pack fans will not buy into his shtick again. He is just angling for another cap killing contract…sigh
    ———

    Hope to see you back here when he signs an extension that gives the team cap relief.

  53. Rodgers fumbled in overtime against the Cardinals in that high scoring wild card game
    ———

    Sure did. After the D gave up 541 yards, and after Rodgers engineered a 24 pt comeback.

    Thats the problem here. You’ll blame Rodgers without objectively looking at other factors.

    And all you really want to do is shine Brady on. So why bother with the charade? Just go find a Brady page. Or kneel at your alter.

  54. That isn’t true at all. We’ve watched plenty of Packers games to know what went on. Rodgers played alongside guys like Donald Driver, Jordy Nelson, Jimmy Graham, Davante Adams, Greg Jennings, Clay Matthews, Charles Woodson, Bryan Bulaga, Nick Collins, and other ones. Rodgers threw no touchdown passes against the Bears in that 2010 NFC championship game. And, Jay Cutler didn’t even finish the game. He didn’t exactly play lights out against the 49ers in those losses, either. So, don’t act like he hasn’t had talented players on his roster throughout the course of his career. He had a top 10 scoring defense multiple times, and you don’t even need a top 10 scoring defense to get back to the super bowl. The Packers can’t even seem to get back to one. We’ve seen great offenses carry bad defenses to the super bowl.

  55. favrenot says:

    March 6, 2021 at 9:06 am

    Sunday Swami says:
    March 6, 2021 at 8:33 am

    It also shows your lack of knowledge thinking the packers acquired Favre the year he won the superbowl, it shows you dont actually pay attention to likely anything but playoffs.

    You really should not flap your jaw at anyone else when your criticism is not only rude, but incorrect. Yes, Favre did not come to Green Bay in 1994, it was ’92. But mrnoname did say he thinks it was ’94. But they actually won the Superbowl in 1997 not 1994, so before you go off on someone, you may wish to think twice. Sort of like better to remain silent and look stupid, than open your mouth and remove all doubt.

    ——
    Correct I meant his 1st mvp not when they won the superbowl, as everything else I said is 100% accurate although you only copy and paste a partial piece of a conversation.

  56. You can’t effectively say who is the greatest ever because it’s a team sport and some teams surround their quarterback with supporting talent, and many do not. However, you can say Rodgers is likely the smartest and most talented, and in the same breath say Brady has been the luckiest the longest. In fact, he’s the LOAT.

  57. Nothing wrong with striving for excellence.

    Excellence may be two or three levels below what Tom Brady, the Greatest NFL Player of All-Time has achieved, but Excellence is the next best thing to being Tom Brady.

  58. There’s a competitive drive for excellence that every successful person has, success isn’t about money or status.

    Aaron has realized that love is all matters in life. Aaron still strives for greatness on the field, but he believes that true greatness in life comes from things like being a quality husband and becoming a father.

    Successful people will always be surrounded by other successful people who love them.

    #LifeIsGrand!✌❤

  59. And all it took was the Packers trading up in the first round to draft Rodgers replacement. Want caring. What priorities.

  60. mrnoname says:
    March 6, 2021 at 6:35 am
    That’s great, but something is missing. No one will deny that he’s more physically gifted than Brady, but Brady has that “it” factor that Rodgers seems to lack
    ___
    Brady works out hard and tries hard all on his own. He does not need his team making questionable draft choices for motivation to get into the weight room

  61. We’ve watched plenty of Packers games to know what went on. Rodgers played alongside guys like Donald Driver, Jordy Nelson, Jimmy Graham, Davante Adams, Greg Jennings, Clay Matthews, Charles Woodson, Bryan Bulaga, Nick Collins, and other ones.
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    If you suggest Jimmy Graham is a good player, I have to question whether you have ever watched Packer football.

  62. He had a top 10 scoring defense multiple times, and you don’t even need a top 10 scoring defense to get back to the super bowl.
    ———

    3 times. Once in the last 10 years.

    Brady has been paired with a top 10 D each of the last 9 years.

    Guess which guy won more??…

  63. Rodgers threw no touchdown passes against the Bears in that 2010 NFC championship game. And, Jay Cutler didn’t even finish the game.
    ———

    Isn’t winning all that matters?..

  64. That “stacked” team Brady went to was 7-9 last season and hadn’t made the playoffs almost 20 years. Know less about football.
    ___________________________

    The garbage Arians offense would have been 8-8 if they hadn’t changed the offense. Brady would have been in pick 6 heaven.

  65. Winning is all that matters, until Packers fans start talking about Brady. Then, you guys think that other stats are more important than wins. You can’t have it both ways. Brady’s the luckiest quarterback? Laugh out loud. The Giants disagree. And, yes, Jimmy Graham is a good tight end. He was never utilized by Seattle or Green Bay. Look at what he did with Drew Brees on the Saints. He caught 51 touchdown passes in 5 years in New Orleans. For some perspective, he caught 18 in 3 years in Seattle. He had 8 touchdowns and 50 receptions with the Bears in only one season, while he had only 5 touchdowns and 93 receptions in 2 years in Green Bay. Imagine that?

  66. chickensalad43 says:
    March 6, 2021 at 9:30 am

    History will remember that MVP Rodgers, with the number one seed Packers at home in Green Bay, lost to the 5 seed wildcard Tampa Bay and his rival Tom Brady.

    Daddy Brady came to his house with a worse team and stole his Super Bowl.
    *********
    Nah, the history I’ll always remember is Aaron Rodgers and the 6th seeded Green Bay Packers hoisting the Hallas Trophy high above their heads celebrating on the hallowed grounds of Soldier Field.

    NFC North poetry.

    The top seeded Bears, once again, having the rug pulled out from under them as their fans looked on dumbstruck and slack jawed. 🤣

  67. That “stacked” team Brady went to was 7-9 last season and hadn’t made the playoffs almost 20 years. Know less about football.
    ___________________________

    That garbage Arians offense would have been 8-8 if they hadn’t changed the offense. Brady would have been in pick 6 heaven.

  68. And, yes, Jimmy Graham is a good tight end.
    ———

    Easily one of the worst free agent signings of all-time.

    Couldn’t even start full-time as a Packer. And those weren’t teams loaded with other weapons.

    I’ll stick by my earlier statement.

  69. “Brady’s the luckiest quarterback? Laugh out loud.”

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    Exactly right. It’s a fantastic sign of the beaten-down detractors just throwing up their hands and giving up even their lamest arguments. They’ve officially been broken.

    If you attribute Brady’s unmatched-by-a-mile success (over a generation no less) to a lucky streak, you must now be escorted to the kiddie-play room. It’s that ludicrous of an excuse.

    Just tell us you really really don’t like it and you’ve decided to stomp your feet and hold your breath or something until he retires. That would at least be an honest emotion about your frustration, and at the same time, be more valid.

  70. stellarperformance says:
    March 6, 2021 at 2:22 pm

    However, you can say Rodgers is likely the smartest and most talented, and in the same breath say Brady has been the luckiest the longest. In fact, he’s the LOAT.
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    Parroting arguments from Rob Parker doesn’t exactly make you look smart.

  71. Top paid TE in 2018 – 2 tds
    Highest cap hit @ TE, 2019 – 3 tds

    Paid a $5mil per touchdown…. thats not a joke.. health too.. active for all 32 games.

    One of the worst FA signing ever.

  72. theconfluence says:
    March 6, 2021 at 5:24 pm
    Parroting arguments from Rob Parker doesn’t exactly make you look smart.
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    I have no clue who you’re talking about. I don’t plan to look it up either. Perhaps he has been reading me?

  73. Success is a losing record against teams with a winning record? Oh that’s right it about the me not these with Rodgers.

  74. I’m probably one of the bigger fans of Rodgers from an opposing fan standpoint, and firmly believe his lack of SB victories is due to lousy coaching and poor personnel management by the GMs, but was not remotely impressed with that schmaltzy Instagram mumbo jumbo. He must still be delerious with his engagement.

  75. It is tremendously gratifying and humbling knowing that only one NFL franchise is worthy of attempting to win a record 14th World Championship, and but one NFL QB in history is worthy of leading such an an attempt – the one, the only, the greatest player in NFL history – Aaron Rodgers.

    This level of greatness isn’t for every fan base. It’s better football……..

    ………for better people.

  76. Success is a losing record against teams with a winning record? Oh that’s right it about the me not the we with Rodgers.

  77. cheeseisfattening says:
    March 6, 2021 at 7:16 pm
    Success is a losing record against teams with a winning record? Oh that’s right it about the me not the we with Rodgers.
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    I yawned the first time.

  78. Not a fan at all. But Green bay has been living on nostalgia for decades. They followed an all time great QB with another and have 2 rings to show. Crazy that they still sell put games. Like others have said Rodgers doesnt show up when needed. He is always me. Never we.

  79. Rodgers lacks the heart to be a champion. He simply doesn’t care, so long as he looks good. He is a detriment to his teammates and lacks leadership. If Rodgers played like Favre played, he would have 3 or 4 rings right now. Rodgers doesn’t motivate the team and they know he is all about Aaron Rodgers and how much Aaron Rodgers gets paid and how good Aaron Rodgers stats are. I am a packers fan and can see that and have seen it getting worse over the past decade. Rodgers isn’t the only quarterback in the nfl who acts that way either. The nfl just isn’t entertaining anymore.

  80. Brady and Rodgers, two of the greatest of all time. One holds a record for most SB wins, the other holds a record for most NFC championship game losses.

  81. Winfield didn’t play in the NFC title game. Whitehead got hurt the Bucs had no starting safties playing and Rodgers still couldn’t score on the Bucs. He is 0-4 in his last 4 NFC Championship games but he always gets a pass from fans. The only game in the NFC CG he has won was against the Bears with QB Jay Cutler . The Bears can’t seem to be able to beat the packers. I think if the packers weren’t playing the Bears. Rodgers is 0-5 in NFC Championship games.

  82. Winfield didn’t play in the NFC title game. Whitehead got hurt the Bucs had no starting safties playing and Rodgers still couldn’t score on the Bucs.
    ———

    346 yards and 3 tds.. completed nearly 70% of his passes

    1 dropped td by Adams, another whiffed by Lazard on the final drive.

    The Bucs were getting torched throughout. They were fortunate to hang on.

  83. He is 0-4 in his last 4 NFC Championship games but he always gets a pass from fans.
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    If you want to objectively look at the Packers issues, and really look at why those games were lost, Rodgers rates at the very bottom.

  84. drunken brady says:
    March 8, 2021 at 6:11 pm
    Winfield didn’t play in the NFC title game. Whitehead got hurt the Bucs had no starting safties playing and Rodgers still couldn’t score on the Bucs.
    ———

    346 yards and 3 tds.. completed nearly 70% of his passes

    1 dropped td by Adams, another whiffed by Lazard on the final drive.

    The Bucs were getting torched throughout. They were fortunate to hang on.

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    They were getting torched early and adjusted. 3 interceptions= 1fg and 2 three and outs when it mattered.

    You know that you are annoying under 2 screen names don’t you Aaron 444?

  85. Torched throughout. Watch again.

    Wide open receivers all over the place, the entire game, including the last drive.

    The pass rush is the only reason they were able to hang on.

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