Is Aaron Rodgers better than the greats?

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Tyler Cote, Sports

Although this is a bold statement and by no means do I not get where people are coming from when they say that Tom Brady is the best player in the history of the NFL, statistically speaking, Aaron Rodgers does have more passing touchdowns per interception than Tom Brady. The other staggering thing about this is the lack of help in the receiving core that Aaron Rodgers has had, and I know as of late he has had Devonte Adams, but after that he has had shaky number two receivers like Alan Lazard. Tom Brady in his best years has had guys like Randy Moss, Wes Welker, Gronk, and not to name as of late he has had Julian Edelman, and now after joining the Buccaneers he has guys like Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, and Antonio Brown. Aaron Rodgers is about to hit the 400 passing touchdown mark with under 100 interceptions thrown!!! That’s crazy to think about; that’s actually better than not only Tom Brady but quarterbacks like Joe Montana, Dan Marino, and even his mentor Brett Favre… and that is without top receiving threats! Now you might be saying that he “doesn’t have the rings” and “isn’t a winner,” but Rodgers does have one ring and even as of late has forced teams to the playoffs that should have had a top pick in the draft if it was not for him. 

I don’t care what people say; I believe that Rodgers is the better quarterback but Brady is the most hyped quarterback of all time. Look who his coach was, Bill Belichick, and not only that, Aaron Rodgers has never once been caught cheating to win games or been suspended for it, “cough cough” Brady “cough cough.” Now that might be my inner “Pittsburgher” coming out saying that but I can’t stand Brady, but you have to think what would have happened if he didn’t end up in those Super Bowls, would he be considered this good or would he be considered a good player that played in a great system and who would have won those Super Bowls and would that change this argument all together?

So, in conclusion, I truly believe that Aaron Rodgers is one of the best quarterbacks to play the game, and he has the numbers to prove it, however football style of play has changed so much over the years, I truly think that it like any other sport, you cannot compare two distinct eras of the game. So what does that mean, it means that I do not think that you can compare the modern quarterbacks to the guys like Joe Montana,  John Elway, and Dan Marino, not even to mention the guys like Johnny Unitas and the pre-passing era of football. But in the past decade, Aaron Rodgers has definitely been the guy at the top.