Don't get me wrong, I love Aaron Rodgers. When I was a high school QB, he was just getting into his prime at Cal under Jeff Tedford. Let's see, how many other QBs performed well under Tedford? Way too many, all of whom have had little or no success in the NFL.
Here are some of the names who played collegeiately under Tedford—Joey Harrington, Kyle Boller, Trent Dilfer, Akili Smith, A.J. Feely, and David Carr. There is a recurring theme here.
Rodgers only played Division I ball for two years before bolting to the NFL. He has attempted around 30 or so passes in three years in the NFL, and is fairly untested on the field.
The fact is that all the pressure is on Rodgers to perform well. And, all of us know that probably won't happen because he has never started in an NFL game and has played extensively in only one game since 2005. I believe Rodgers is a system quarterback, just like all of the others who played under Tedford, and that will show this season if he gets to be the starter.
I just think that he is too inexperienced to have success in his first season. He will have to deal with so many situations during the season that he has never dealt with before, and he will eventually fold under pressure.
Rodgers only started six games at Cal in 2003, so he only started a total of 17 or 18 times in his college career.