Aaron Rodgers doesn’t catch much heat from the football media. The conventional media narrative is that Rodgers has been carrying a weak Green Bay roster on his back.
In a league where the media is quick to evicerate quarterbacks, Rodgers get press coverage like Pope Francis on his U.S. tour. Tony Romo gets ruthlessly picked apart, even though he has 25 comeback wins in his career compared to Rodgers’ 10.
Today, Colin argued the idea that Rodgers is leading a talent deficient roster doesn’t hold up. Pro Football Focus rated the Packers roster as the second best in the league.
There’s no question Rodgers is a sure fire, first ballot Hall of Famer. But, for some reason, the media is terrified to point out Rodgers may have some some flaws.
“People are so reluctant to say ‘He holds the ball too long. He’s not the greatest leader. He can be moody and cocky. He’s had wide receivers and tight ends criticize him publicly. Even Peter King, who I love. Everybody is so reluctant to criticize him.”
The reality is, the Packers have one of the best GM’s in Ted Thompson. A talented roster. They’ve drafted well. They play in a weak division. But, other than the 2010 Super Bowl run, the Packers have lost in either the Wild Card or Divisional rounds of the playoffs in 4 of 5 years.
Aaron Rodgers is great, but the idea that any criticism of him is off limits is insane.