Rodgers Earning His Due Among Quarterback Hierarchy

Aaron Rodgers is in the process of becoming one of the best quarterbacks in NFL history, but he needs to lead the Packers to playoff victories.

In my newest weekly column, I comment on how Aaron Rodgers is becoming one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL and deserved to go to the Pro Bowl, but it comes with one major caveat:

A win over the Giants to keep the Packers in the playoff race was a step in the right direction. So would be a win over Chicago to secure a playoff spot.

Even more impressive would be an actual playoff victory, which—if the Packers qualify—also would come on the road this season.

It’s all there for the taking for Rodgers. Now he just has to take advantage.

The column appears in the Bliss Communications platform of publications including the Janesville Gazette, Janesville Messenger, Stateline News, Walworth County Today and Walworth County Sunday.

It also appears in the Reilly family of newspapers including the Dodgeville Chronicle, the Pecatonica Valley Leader and the Democrat Tribune of Mineral Point.

Follow the above link to read the column.

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Tarynfor 12's picture

December 29, 2010 at 12:51 pm

As I said in the "Highest passing rating' post,unless he wins when it counts,this caveat will only grow.
How and why if they don't,he will be the bearer of the monkey.
The title of "ELITE" will pass him by and he'll be just another STAT guy.A shame,but...

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bill from jersey`'s picture

December 30, 2010 at 03:51 pm

didnt that count last week ....just askin...that was a playoff game....or wasnt it...hmmmmmmmm...come on thers not a qb out there id rather have rite now ....except maybe brady

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WayneF's picture

December 29, 2010 at 03:51 pm

Let's see... In his ONLY playoff game, he threw for 440? yards and 4 touchdowns while his defense gave up 45 points.

Yep, chokes in the big games. Maybe TT should trade him to the Vikings for a 7th round pick.

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Tarynfor 12's picture

December 29, 2010 at 05:01 pm

Never said he "chokes" simply falls on him no matter what is the reason.The woes of being the QB.

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WayneF's picture

December 29, 2010 at 05:49 pm

I understand. I was just ranting. I've heard so much crap since yesterday about how Rodgers is a mediocre QB because of his lack of playoff success...

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thepretzelhead's picture

December 29, 2010 at 06:45 pm

What "simply falls on him," Taryn? And by whom?

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BigbyATTACK's picture

December 29, 2010 at 07:50 pm

Well, look at a couple seasons ago when the defense fell apart at the end of so many a game. All we heard is how Rodgers couldn't bring the team back from being down in the fourth, despite the fact that he did multiple times, only to have the defense give up a very late score again, and Aaron getting the ball with less than a minute left. A lot of unfair criticism, but it's another year, and they've still got some football to play. Most of the media is just a bunch of blood-thirsty make a story out of nothing to fill 24 hours of news coverage dopes, anyways. We know. ;)

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Oppy's picture

December 29, 2010 at 06:33 pm

Packers beat the bears, Packers rally for the SB.

If this team stays as hot as they've been the last two weeks, the rest of the NFL better watch out. Rodgers could very well get that monkey off his back in grand fashion over the next 4 weeks.

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BigbyATTACK's picture

December 29, 2010 at 08:01 pm

In my opinion, he already has. My best buddy is a HUGE Bears fan, but last season everything was blamed on the injuries they had. "Yeah, well, if so and so wasn't hurt we'd do this and that" and so on. We're fighting for a playoff birth. We've been in every single game this year. Our boys have played with heart, desire, and have rose to the occasion, despite falling short sometimes. As a Packer fan, this season is a success because of what we've been forced to overcome. On the subject of Aaron, he's been consistent, and a true leader. GO PACK, GO!

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Cuphound's picture

December 30, 2010 at 03:43 am

The Kid is amazing. Remember in 2006 how he had the broken foot against the Pats and looked awful? He spent his year trying to stick his head into Brett Favre's practice huddle trying to learn. Even though he looked like a dork trying to get into the huddle, he spent his time prompting Favre with all of McCarthy's terminology, because unlike Brent he actually went to quarterback school? And then in 2007, he turned it all around and closed the deal on the Dallas Cowboys, showing the world and everyone that he was the man?

Okay, if I don't stop now I'm going to start singing "Sunrise, Sunset." May Aaron Rodgers hand the Bears defense their posteriors come Sunday. GO PACK GO!!!!

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thepretzelhead's picture

December 30, 2010 at 01:45 pm

+1 This sunrise has only just begun

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cpheph1's picture

December 30, 2010 at 04:36 pm

Brian C, I agree with your 'money quote' there...or at least understand your rationale. However, IMO, ARodg is already there and if he accomplishes your quote then he'll be top 3 this year.

Anyway, kudos for a very good read!

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zub's picture

January 03, 2011 at 10:32 am

If he plays like he did against the Bears he is not going to get any respect.

I think Rodgers understands the tough position he is in. Until he becomes the third leading rusher during a big game, the Pack will struggle on offense.

The Packers will go as far as the special teams will take them, the defense has been very consistant all year, when they play well we win, no matter what we are doing on offense

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