Aaron Rodger's Playoff Credentials
Good morning! ☕
This week has absolutely flown by. It’s all quiet on the Jets front as everyone takes a much-needed break before the season. Although we couldn’t help but notice that Woody Johnson started following Dalvin Cook and Dalvin Cook started following Woody Johnson. Interesting, very interesting.
Today we’re talking about Aaron Rodgers and his work in the playoffs. I posted an article on GGN yesterday covering the Mike Tannenbaum comments, and saw a few replies to the official channel about Rodgers being a ‘choker’ and having a poor post-season record.
So doing what I do, I decided to take a look.
🚨🎥 Over the off-season, I also want to work with some other Jets content creators to showcase some work. We’re incredibly lucky as Jets fans to have so much content to consume, and if you’re anything like me you can’t get enough.
Matt O’Leary is one of my favourite guys putting content out on the Jets right now, so I wanted to highlight his work to readers of TJW, as I’m sure you’ll love it as much as I do.
Below is a video Matt put out last night, so it’s hot off the press. Looking at Nathaniel Hackett and why he’s still being underrated as a coordinator, focusing on his success in the red zone in particular. It’s a great piece so give it a watch, head on over to subscribe to Matt’s YouTube channel and follow him on Twitter too.
🚑 We finally got the news we’ve all been dreading. Multiple people reported that Chuck Clark had indeed torn his ACL and as a result will be out for the season. I don’t think this will come as a surprise to anyone, but it’s a horrible blow for the Jets and for Clark who was on the last year of his deal. Wishing Chuck a speedy recovery.
📈 Peter Schrager had a video out with Nathaniel Hackett where they go over some of his favourite Aaron Rodgers throws. It’s well worth checking out the full video on YouTube if you have some time. Hackett covers what he learnt in Denver, why he’s so close to Aaron and what makes him such a good QB, and a lot more.
🚔 According to NBC Miami, the victim in the alleged assault involving Tyreek Hill is set to press charges against the Miami Dolphins wide receiver.
🟣⚪ Pat McAfee was talking about the Jets potentially adding Cook and Hopkins on his show. I don’t think Hopkins is coming but I’m coming around to the idea of Cook. “Dalvin Cook has liked a couple of tweets now, he's like tweets and said, ‘Hey, maybe you go to the Jets, you know, why wouldn't the Jets kind of peek around and maybe think about bringing in Dalvin Cook, who was still an absolute dog of a running back, and then he also liked some tweets about him going maybe to Miami…If Joe Douglas was able to Garrett Wilson, Aaron Rodgers, Allen Lazard, Randall Cobb, Dalvin Cook with DeAndre Hopkins, people would be like thank you… there's a chance now that that is what takes place."
🏆 Winning a Super Bowl is hard. That’s an obvious statement, but I think people often forget that football is a team sport.
Some of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history have never lifted the Lombardi.
Dan Marino never won one, Warren Moon never won one, and Jim Kelly never won one. Drew Brees only won one, as did Kurt Warner. Right now, Aaron Rodgers has only ever won one.
But I repeat that first sentence. Winning a Super Bowl is hard.
The quarterback is the most important player on the football field, especially now, especially with the rules being changed to encourage and reward the passing game. But NFL teams have a 53-man roster for a reason. A quarterback can help elevate a team, but it requires a team effort.
When I was thinking about how to structure the newsletter today, I wondered how I’d try and add context, how would I add a comparison and who should that comparison be. I can’t go back and watch all 21 playoff games of Aaron Rodger’s career, as much as I’d like to.
So I’ve decided to compare him to the best. The most successful playoff QB of all time, our old nemesis Tom Brady.
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