Oct 13, 2013; Baltimore, MD, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) communicates with teammates during the fourth quarter against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

Packers vs. Seahawks: The 'best' against the best

Jan 5, 2014; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) prepares to throw the ball against the San Francisco 49ers during the first quarter of the 2013 NFC wild card playoff football game at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

 

Imagine it … Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers throws a deep pass to Jordy Nelson for the go-ahead touchdown against the Seattle Seahawks.

That’s the result you’re goin’ to get, when you try Richard Sherman with a ‘not so sorry’ quarterback like Rodgers.

Don’t you ever talk about me …

OK, I digress.

But, remember I’m a guy that likes to joke around.

We can’t wait for the Richard Sherman vs. Aaron Rodgers showdown. Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports photograph

What will happen when the ‘best’ cornerback in the game meets the actual best quarterback in the game? On Thursday, Sept. 4, we will find out as the Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks square off in week 1.

Richard Sherman, the self-proclaimed best cornerback in the game, is one HECK of a football player (don’t forget I said this).

But, so is the man who wears number 12 for the Green Bay Packers.

Sherman is known for playing close and physical with the receiver making it very tough for an offense to function through the air. Rodgers, on the other hand, is a living nightmare for defenses, specifically safeties and cornerbacks.

Someone will have to give, but who will it be?

Richard Sherman of course.

Aaron Rodgers will be the best quarterback Richard Sherman has faced since they met back in 2012. Probably the best quarterback he faces in his NFL career. While Richard Sherman has intercepted 16 passes in his past two years of pro football, he hasn’t done much against too many quarterbacks that I would classify as ‘elite’.

Aaron Rodgers is the best money can buy. Raymond T. Rivard photograph

Aaron Rodgers is the best money can buy.
Raymond T. Rivard photograph

Sure, he’s played against quarterbacks such as Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Matt Ryan, and Drew Brees but the majority of his games and interceptions have been against guys like Kellen Clemens, Carson Palmer, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Matt Schaub, and even Eli Manning.

But then again, who hasn’t picked off Eli Manning?

Though Sherman has covered a number of pro-bowl receivers, those receivers still need a good quarterback to get them the ball. Quarterbacks are then afraid to even target a receiver he is covering.

That’ll all change come Sept. 4. You could cover a receiver with a blanket and Rodgers will still get the ball to him. A number of factors go into a play, but whether it’s broken or a well-timed route, it’s for Aaron not to miss his targets.

Rodgers > Legion of Boom

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