An NFL scout thinks the football world is afraid to admit that New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers is not the same player.
An NFL scout disagrees with New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers’ ranking among his teammates
ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler has been launching a series this summer, polling players, coaches and executives about the best NFL players at their respective positions. Surprisingly, the Jets have had numerous players at various positions. The last player featured is Aaron Rodgers. The 39-year-old finished as the fourth-ranked quarterback among his teammates, trailing only Patrick Mahomes, Joe Burrow and Josh Allen.
Despite the impressive rating, the Jets quarterback still has his detractors.
An anonymous scout didn’t hesitate to throw shade at the future first-ballot Hall of Famer. He was quoted as saying: “I think everyone is afraid to say they’ve given up a bit. He’s still a great pitcher and he looks great, but he’s more like [rank] eight to 12 for me.”
Fowler’s article states that the lowest ranking Rodgers received in the poll was No. 8, so despite the scout’s comment, everyone who voted believes he is still in the top quarter of quarterbacks. league headlines.
Other people had positive things to say about Rodgers. He was quoted as saying by an NFC North coach, “I’m so glad to have him out of the division…he’s still one of those quarterbacks you hate to face.”
An AFC executive explained why they believe Rodgers gets a bad rap for his statistical decline in 2022.
“If you look at his tape, he still makes some beautiful pitches,” the executive said. “It’s hard when you don’t have a comfort level with receivers. It’s probably underrated that people don’t necessarily take into account. It’s not instant orange juice. You could see the chemistry and timing was off from the start. He may not have the same mobility to run, but he’ll get better with the Jets’ offense and he’ll take advantage of it.”