The latest NFL Mocks quarterback rankings has the Green Bay Packers’ superstar Aaron Rodgers at second.
While many Green Bay Packers fans, myself included, would obviously take Rodgers, it’s certainly fair to believe Brady is the best quarterback in football. His record speaks for itself.
Brady has been to eight Super Bowls, an NFL record, and has won five of them.
But an argument can certainly be made that Rodgers is currently the best quarterback in football. He’s younger, is a better athlete, and can do just about everything at an elite level.
Rodgers can run. He can extend plays like few others and can throw with elite accuracy while on the move.
So who is better: Brady or Rodgers?
Erik Lambert of NFL Mocks believes top spot still belongs to Brady, with Rodgers coming in at number two. Here’s what he wrote about the Packers’ two-time MVP:
"“Even when he’s not playing it’s firmly reminded how great Aaron Rodgers is. The Green Bay Packers missed the playoffs for the first time since 2008 last year, and there’s no question it was brought about when Rodgers broke his collarbone early in the season. Without him covering up the holes, the Packers roster was exposed for the average group it is.”"
One could argue that if Rodgers had spent his career in New England working with Bill Belichick, he’d have more than one Super Bowl victory. But we’ll never know.
If you were starting a franchise now, which quarterback would you take? My pick would again be Rodgers. Not only he is younger and still in his athletic prime, but his all-round game is better than Brady’s at this stage.
But when it’s all said and done, Brady will go down as the best quarterback of all-time because of his results. You don’t win five Super Bowls, four Super Bowl MVPs, three league MVPs and earn 13 Pro Bowl selections by accident.
Who do you think should be top of the list? Brady, Rodgers, or another quarterback?