Aaron Rodgers isn’t perfect. I’m sure I’ll get at least one argument on that, but we can all agree that no one is and so, I’m merely stating the obvious. Earlier this week, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was asked about the Packers performance in last week’s loss to the San Francisco 49ers. Here is the story from Paul Imig at Fox Sports Wisconsin.
Earlier during the offseason and preseason, some of Rodgers’ former teammates seemed to question whether or not Rodgers was a good leader. Do these thoughts about last week’s game and how Rodgers relates to his teammates sound like a guy who isn’t trying to make those around him, better? Not to me.
Beyond that is the greater purpose for bringing these remarks by Rodgers to light. He had a good game last week, throwing for over 300 yards and three touchdowns against a tough defense. He was sharp and nearly in mid-season form. That goes for both his actual play and his mental preparation. But read what he says and he admits there were areas he could have improved in. Rodgers sets the bar at “perfection” knowing that he will never get there, but
Few players prepare themselves to play each week like Rodgers does. Maybe Peyton Manning. I’m not saying Rodgers is the epitome of being a student of the game, but he clearly strives to be as prepared mentally as he is physically, on Sundays. It’s one of the reasons why I have a hard time remembering the last time the Packers were truly blown out. With Rodgers, they are always in contention.
Players who take this more-studious approach to football typically have longer and more successful careers. With Rodgers yet to turn 30 years old, Packers fans should be encouraged about the Packers immediate future.
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