Aaron Rodgers – A Class Act

By Spawn  |   Thursday, August 20, 2009  |  Comments( 0 )

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As the rest of the NFL media world is consumed with the Brett Favre situation, one individual has quietly been working hard under the radar, he is Aaron Rodgers. The current Green Bay Packers starting quarterback has been routinely going about his business during the preseason.

Rodgers’ was Green Bay’s number one draft pick in 2005 was originally brought in as the heir apparent to Favre. Of course he had a rough time during the early going as it was noted that Brett was not going to totally take him under his wing. How does Aaron handles this? He just deals with it as it is understood that he is a rookie who is playing behind a legend.

Let’s fast forward to the 2008 preseason. A short time after the Packers’ loss in the NFC Championship to the eventual Super Bowl champion New York Giants, Favre makes his emotional retirement announcement, he then decides at the last minute that he want to make his comeback to the team.

At this point, Green Bay’s management has decided that they are going to go forward with Rodgers and allows Favre the opportunity to come back and compete for his starting position. That is not going to fly at all with the longtime veteran in which he demands to be released from the Packers.

The media circus is truly in full swing Green Bay. During all of the drama, Rodgers continues to keep his head and composure throughout this whole process as noticed in media interviews and during camp.

As a result of his patience and composure during his first three seasons, Rodgers would become the second player in NFL history to throw for over 4,000 yards in his first full season as a starter in all 16 games. Let’s keep in mind that he did all of this with an injured shoulder for the most part of the 2008 season.

Now enter the 2009 preseason, Rodgers’ predecessor decided to retire from the New York Jets, thinks about playing again for the Vikings, says no and then signs with the team for two seasons on Tuesday.

Rodgers actually supported Favre’s decision to come back, but his preparation for the upcoming season has been very good minus the distractions. He can truly focus on being able to help lead the Packers’ to a successful season.

I can honestly say that Aaron Rodgers has truly been a class act throughout these trying circumstances.
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