Ron Jaworski, otherwise known to so many of us as “Jaws,” is not always right, but I like him for many reasons. I liked him as a player and I like him as an analyst.
I really like him today because he’s seeing things the way I see them – and the way many who follow the game see things.
It’s Aaron Rodgers.
Ironically, the last ranked QB is former Packer and understudy of Rodgers, Matt Flynn.
Rodgers is “the most physically-gifted quarterback in the NFL …” Rodgers has “arm strength, release, accuracy, movement, toughness – the total package. No quarterback is better avoiding, escaping, moving, then delivering the football with velocity and accuracy.”
And there’s more:
“Rodgers’ ability to throw from different arm angles and platforms is unmatched. It was demanded more than ever in 2012 behind a struggling offensive line. While Rodgers is not a runner, he always poses a dangerous threat when running opportunities present themselves. When you evaluate all the attributes and traits that comprise high-level quarterback play in the NFL, Rodgers is at the top of the list.”
In my mind, Rodgers wins out over Manning for a couple of reasons. First, he’s in the prime of his career and has it all going for him. Secondly, he plays in a division that constantly challenges him. Manning being in the AFC West plays against some of the weakest competition in all the league. Compare that with Rodgers being in the NFC North and having to go against the likes of the Vikings and Bears, as well as the Lions for half of their schedule.
Rodgers is tops, plain and simple.
Here’s the complete list, from last to first:
Here’s the complete video … enjoy.