Following another virtuoso performance from Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers on Monday night, his backup couldn't help but see similarities between No. 12 and one of the greatest athletes of all time.
According to Jason Wilde of ESPNWisconsin.com, Packers No. 2 signal-caller Scott Tolzien sees a bit of Michael Jordan in the reigning NFL MVP: "I mean, to me, it's like watching Jordan in his prime. He's at the top of his game. He makes it all go."
Rodgers was once again essentially unstoppable Monday against the Kansas City Chiefs, as he completed 24 of his 35 attempts for 333 yards, five touchdowns and no interceptions. He now has 771 yards, 10 scores and no picks through the season's first three contests.
Per ESPN's official Twitter account, the former University of California standout has been especially strong at Lambeau Field over the past few years:
While Rodgers makes everything look easy on the football field, much like MJ on the court, Tolzien assured reporters there is nothing simple about his dominance, according to Wilde:
I think, and I just told him after the game, you can't take for granted what he does. I think sometimes it's just assumed that that's how he's going to play. But he controls the game. Hes just in the zone. The game just seems really slow to him. The checks he makes, the way he controls the tempo, it's his game.
Although the likes of Tom Brady, Joe Montana, Johnny Unitas and others may have something to say about it, Mike Greenberg of ESPN's Mike & Mike believes Rodgers is on track to become the best quarterback ever:
The four-time Pro Bowler is well on his way statistically, as he has the best quarterback rating (106.8) and second-best completion percentage (66.0 percent) among qualified quarterbacks in NFL history.
That is certainly Jordan-esque, although the big difference between them is the fact that Rodgers has one championship, while His Airness has six.
The Packers promise to be Super Bowl contenders for as long as the 31-year-old signal-caller continues to play, but until Rodgers earns a few more rings, comparing him to Jordan may be a bit premature despite his obvious greatness.
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