How does Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers stack up against the rest of the NFC North signal callers?
It’s no secret that quarterback is one of the most important positions in all of sports. Fortunately, the Green Bay Packers have one of the best to ever play the position with Aaron Rodgers. They’ve reaped the benefits of such talented play over the years.
The rest of the NFC North has been trying to play catch-up in that time. We’ve seen the Chicago Bears sell a king’s ransom to draft Mitch Trubisky at number two overall two years ago, and the Minnesota Vikings just gave Kirk Cousins a fully-guaranteed $84 million over the next three years. But as of right now, the only way to beat Aaron Rodgers in the North is to hope he can’t play at all.
The Detroit Lions were the closest to having an elite quarterback and doubled down on their belief in Matthew Stafford with a massive five year, $135 million contract, with $92 million guaranteed. The Lions haven’t seen as much success with Stafford as they probably would have hoped, but they’re confident those fortunes can change.
The NFC North is shaping up to be one of the most talented divisions in football this year. The Vikings are coming off an appearance in the NFC Championship Game, and have seemingly upgraded at quarterback. The Lions are continuing to build around Stafford and trust in him to help the team grow. And the Bears are one of the trendiest picks to have a turnaround season in 2018 after hiring a new, offensive-minded coach and spending oodles of money in free agency on offensive weapons.
But it all comes down to who’s under center. There probably isn’t much to spoil as far as the top spot on this list, but how do the rest of the signal callers stack up?