Is watching Aaron Rodgers sling the pigskin around similar to watching Michael Jordan in his prime? Green Bay Packers backup quarterback Scott Tolzien thinks so.
However, Rodgers disagrees, although he appreciates the support.
“Well, I appreciate the kind words,” Rodgers told reporters Wednesday, per ESPN.com. “I don’t know if the comparison is … I’m not worthy of that comparison. I enjoyed watching Michael. I was a big fan as a kid.”
Even though Rodgers doesn’t want the comparison, Packers wide receiver James Jones sided with Tolzien.
“I think Tolzien said it best the other day, it’s like watching Michael Jordan in his prime,” Jones said. “Every time he goes out there, the dude does something special. Like I’ve been saying these first three weeks, we’re all witnessing something special. We probably won’t realize it until he’s done and retired how good he was.”
There’s no doubt that Rodgers is one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL. Rodgers continues to prove this week after week, which means the lofty praise from his teammates or elsewhere are unlikely to end any time soon.
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Thumbnail photo via Nov 16, 2014; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) throws a pass during the first quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports