Aaron Rodgers has been the thorn in my side ever since taking over for the ole gunslinger, Brett Favre in that miserable dump of a city called Green Bay. Week after week, year after year, I have to watch (and hear) from friends and family about how great Rodgers is and how shitty Cutler is. The hardest part is I am a big Cutler fan…but anyways, Rodgers game this weekend against Jacksonville solidified my comparison that he is the Steph Curry of the NFL. Below is a video of his highlights from the game and I am going to pick out a few specifically to compare to Curry.
First and foremost, I am not a fan of Rodgers or Curry so let me (B-Frank) throw that out there. Both are incredibly cocky and showboat in the most annoying ways possible. Do not get me wrong, both are incredible at what they do, Steph is a top 5-10 player in the NBA and Rodgers is a top 3 Quarterback in the NFL. But my disdain for both knows no bounds. Let’s dissect this Rodgers video so I can prove my point. The title belt is arguably the worst touchdown celebration in the history of man. Even worse is State Farm using to make a commercial, he looks like a moron when does that and I wish so badly it would go away. This second play is vintage Rodgers and one reason why I love to hate him, he is so damn good on his feet. This play is incredibly reminiscent of Steph’s ball-handling and dribbling. The guy can escape any situation on the court with just precise and crisp ball handling.
The next play by Rodgers is the greatest example of throwing shit against a wall and hoping it sticks. Any other quarterback not named Tom Brady does that and it is easily intercepted, some QBs like Cutler, Stafford and Fitzpatrick do this and that’s a pick 6. When Rodgers does it though, the stars align and he somehow creates a scoring play (see Hail Mary against Lions last year). This is much the same as Curry just launching up jump shots that most of us do for fun hoping to glance the rim or backboard. Anyone else in the league takes the shots that Steph does and they are one of three things: benched, cut or traded.
Lastly, both have the uncanny ability to find teammates through tight spaces with unbelieveable precision. However, both are not without fault as Curry averaged 3.3 turnovers per game and Rodgers had 8 interceptions last year. The last two throws by Rodgers are the perfect example of that as he scrambles and throws off of one foot in a spot where only his guy could make the play. Much like some of Curry’s passes as you will see in the video below.