Aaron Rodgers silenced his critics on the “Pat McAfee Show”.
Aaron Rodgers is playing some of the best football of his career this season.
The Green Bay Packers quarterback has thrown for 1,214 yards, 13 touchdowns, and zero interceptions in the opening four games, putting his name right in the mix for the NFL MVP award.
It’s fair to say Rodgers has silenced any critics, of which there have been many in recent years. We’ve heard so much about Rodgers’ “down years”, his relationship with Matt LaFleur, and whether the two-time MVP is past his best.
Interviewed on the “Pat McAfee Show” on Tuesday, Rodgers had the perfect response to that criticism.
“I sometimes laugh when people talk about down years for me, because a lot of times, down years for me are career years for most quarterbacks,” Rodgers said.
You can watch the full clip below:
Well, Rodgers isn’t wrong.
Take last year as an example. Rodgers threw for 4,002 yards, 26 touchdowns, and four interceptions with a passer rating of 95.4. That’s an incredible season. I’m sure the Chicago Bears would be absolutely delighted if Mitch Trubisky got anywhere close to those numbers.
But, because it’s Rodgers, it was considered a “down year”.
In 2018, Rodgers threw for 4,442 yards and 25 touchdowns with just two interceptions. His passer rating was 97.6. Again, due to the Packers’ struggles that season, it was considered a “down year” for Rodgers.
However, as No. 12 said himself, a down year for Aaron Rodgers is a career year for many other QBs.
Nobody is talking about Rodgers falling short of expectations this season. He’s on fire, this offense is rolling, and the Packers look like one of the most complete teams in football. After yet another offseason of criticism for this team following the draft, the Packers are showing why last year was no fluke.
From “R-E-L-A-X” to “run the table”, Rodgers has made some memorable comments over the years. Hearing him each week on the “Pat McAfee Show” is great fun. Today, he silenced his critics once and for all.