Super Bowl 2011: Aaron Rodgers' Performance Solidifies His Status As Elite QB

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Super Bowl 2011: Aaron Rodgers' Performance Solidifies His Status As Elite QB
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The world can finally breathe a sigh of relief as the most talked about Packers quarterback is no longer Brett Favre.

Aaron Rodgers carried his postseason dominance all the way to Dallas, finding seams in an impenetrable Steelers' defense to lead his Packers to a Super Bowl triumph. The 31-25 ousting of Pittsburgh marked just the third loss for the franchise in the big game.

Aaron Rodgers was sharp from start to finish, despite losing his old, reliable target in Donald Driver. He never got frustrated with the slew of drops from Jordy Nelson and James Jones.

Instead, he continued to feed his receivers and give them chances to make the big play. Rodgers was rightfully awarded the Super Bowl MVP, an award usually given to the winning team's QB.

The difference this year is that it was blatantly obvious that Rodgers earned it. No other player shined nearly as bright.

Aaron Rodgers can take a seat in the conversation with Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Drew Brees and Michael Vick as today's elite quarterbacks.

Let's review the intricacies that made Rodgers' performance as dominant as it was.

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