While rewatching the 2009 season again, I found myself muttering more than once "That kid is one tough son of a gun" when watching Aaron Rodgers peel himself off the turf again and again.
The guy took untold amounts of punishment. He continually waved off the training staff, got up, and got back into the huddle and took the next snap. He took some unbelievably viscous shots to the head. And yet never missed a play due to injury. He played with the pain. He hasn't missed a start in two years. Yes, he's got a long way to go to catch his predecessor in that department, but in the modern NFL starting 32 straight regular season games at quarterback is becoming an incredible achievement.
I just hope all the idiots who were calling him 'fragile' and 'injury prone' and whatever else when he suffered a couple freak injuries while he was the backup have taken note.
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