Rodgers shut down talk of his play declining last year with arguably the best season of his career. Het set career-highs in touchdown passes and completion percentage, while achieving his third NFL MVP award.
Entering the 2021 season, there’s no doubt Rodgers is still one of the best in the league.
Bruce Gradkowski of Pro Football Focus has ranked all 32 starting quarterbacks in the NFL ahead of the new season, with Rodgers coming in third. It’s a little surprising the reigning MVP isn’t in second place, which belongs to Tom Brady, but there are no complaints from me about Patrick Mahomes being top.
Overall, there aren’t many faults in the rankings. Everyone will have their own opinions with certain players, but it’s a good article. Personally, I would have Rodgers above Brady, though.
While Brady’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers did take down Rodgers’ Packers twice last season, it didn’t all come down to the quarterback play. In fact, Brady threw two more interceptions than Rodgers in the NFC Championship Game, but Tampa Bay held onto a close victory at Lambeau Field.
Rodgers is also six years younger than Brady. Brady might be the greatest ever, but is he still the second-best QB in football? He’ll turn 44 next month.
No matter whether you’d have Rodgers second or third, or even first, there’s no argument that he’s still one of the best in the league. That’s what makes the current situation with the Packers all the most frustrating. We can only hope they resolve the situation and Rodgers comes back for another MVP run and Super Bowl push.
If not, the Packers will be losing one of the best there is.