Should Aaron Rodgers Retire?

Morry Gash / AP

No he should not!

If you know me, you know I am a diehard NY Giants fan. The Giants have upset me every year since 2012…the last time they won a Super Bowl. We had a great, but flawed quarterback that was with us for 16 seasons. Now we have a young quarterback who is left with a shitty O-line, terrible coach and bad management.

But enough about my Giants. Let’s talk about my second favorite person in the NFL –– Aaron “Hail Mary” Rodgers. When it’s crunch time and he needs to get that ball to a receiver, he will launch that football so far out of his hands, that it soars through the air and into the end zone.

Last Sunday, at the NFC Championship game, Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers faced Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Two number 12’s battling for a spot in the Super Bowl. I hate Brady and I love Rodgers, so of course I rooted for the Packers. The game went like this: the Buccaneers defensive line was strong and the Packers offensive line was weak. When the Packers defense would make good defensive plays [ i.e. making Tom Brady throw three interceptions], the offense would miss easy passes and couldn’t run the ball through the Buccaneers defensive line. Meanwhile, Brady’s receivers were missing passes in the first half of the game, but the offensive line protected him in the pocket.

The saying in sports goes: “offense wins games defense wins championships.” This worked in the Buccaneers favor and they are now headed to the Super Bowl 😒.

I felt bad for Rodgers, because this was his second shot in about a decade to win another Super Bowl ring. He has the talent, but the Packers organization –– much like the Giants –– keep failing their veteran QBs. The Packers apparently drafted a first-round QB instead of giving Rodgers better players that build the O-line and protect him in the pocket. He deserves better! He deserves another shot at the Super Bowl and a team that’ll invest in him.

Tom Brady was a New England Patriot for 20 years. He has six Super Bowl rings with them. When they lost in the first round of the playoffs last year, you could see the disappointment on his face. By April, we learned that he opted out of his contract and was searching for another team. He landed a spot on the Buccaneers and has since turned that organization around. They gave him a solid team in return. One year later and he’s back to the Super Bowl.

Rodgers is 37 and Brady is 43. Most people would say football athletes at those ages should retire. Yet that didn’t stop Brady and it shouldn’t stop Rodgers.

I hope he returns for another season and continues his 4-year-contract with the Packers. Actually, I hope he decides to do what Brady did and demand a trade! He’s a Hall of Famer and one of the best QBs to ever do it!

In Rodgers we trust. 🙏🏾

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