For the last decade, I have been talking about Aaron Rodgers’ greatness.
He has stepped into a market where Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre provided thrill after thrill in the football hotbed of Green Bay. It’s remarkable to think that he has been able to replace a legend and help the Packers be a threat to win year after year.
To watch the 34-year-old march his Packers down the field in 67 seconds on Monday to help Green Bay beat San Francisco 43-40 was time well spent.
Yet, I shouldn’t be surprised. Three years after being drafted by the Packers in 2005, Rodgers led the team to a championship. He watched and learned from Favre, then took it upon himself to make sure the franchise didn’t drop off.
Green Bay has never been, is not, and will likely never be “my team”. However, it’s easy to cheer for one of the NFL’s greatest stars following Monday’s effort against San Francisco.