Aaron Rodgers and his leadership ability are a quickly becoming a popular talking point. It started last year with casual remarks from Shannon Sharpe and some twitter comments and ballooned this off season when both Greg Jennings and Donald Driver have commented on his leadership style.
One former Packer, Charles Woodson, took to Rodgers’s defense today when he spoke with ESPN Wisconsin’s Jason Wilde.
“I don’t understand where it’s all coming from… it’s got to be hurtful to him because what are they talking about, to question his leadership ability, his leadership skills? The guy is one of the best players in the NFL, and I think he does a great job as far as leading them into battle.”
Woodson also commented on how crucial Rodgers is to the Packers success.
“There’s been times throughout my career there when defensively we put a piss-poor product on the field, and we’ve been in games and won ballgames solely on the arm of Aaron Rodgers and the legs of Aaron Rodgers and what he’s been able to do throwing a ball to a Greg, a Donald, a Jermichael. A couple years ago, we were 15- 1, and if we have any other quarterback other than Aaron Rodgers, we’re 7-9.”
Woodson added this thought about his time playing for the Packers.
For me, my time in Green Bay was nothing less than exceptional.