Have the Packers wasted Aaron Rodgers?
Aaron Rodgers remains arguably the most talented quarterback of his generation, but despite the individual accolades, the Green Bay Packers aren’t accustomed to the same team success seen by the likes of Tom Brady‘s New England Patriots. In fact, they’re not even close.
The Packers have won just one Super Bowl during Rodgers’ tenure in Green Bay, and despite making it to the NFC Championship game last season, Brian Gutekunst spent their first pick on quarterback Jordan Love out of Utah State. He is the hand-picked successor to eventually replace Rodgers in Green Bay.
And that’s why former NFL receiver Brandon Marshall thinks the Packers haven’t done enough to support their franchise quarterback and why he said they’ve wasted his talent.
“You got one Super Bowl out of Aaron Rodgers, Marshall said on the Colin Cowherd show. “Are you kidding me? It’s too late.”
Brandon Marshall backed Rodgers and called out the Packers.
Rodgers, 36, is exiting his prime if he hasn’t done so already. Preparing for the future isn’t an absurd notion by the Packers, but doing so after finishing just one win away from the Super Bowl and with Rodgers still performing at a relatively high level is a curious decision, to say the least.
The Packers cast of weapons around Rodgers is suspect, especially at the wide receiver position. Behind the always-reliable Davante Adams exists a void the Packers hope Devin Funchess can fill, with some help from Marquez Valdez-Scantling. Despite fans clamoring for Gutekunst to select a wide receiver in the early rounds this April, he merely took Love and AJ Dillon, despite Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams proving plenty capable enough at the running back position.
Rodgers’s best years are behind him, but as we’ve seen in ideal team-building conditions like New England, if a franchise commits to a player of No. 12’s caliber, even at an advanced age, Super Bowl expectations should be the norm.