By: Zack Garhart
Do fans in Green Bay really expect Aaron Rodgers to fit the cheese mold that legend Brett Favre has impressed upon the football nation? Well, some do and some don’t. As Favre’s popularity is dwindling in the green and gold state, Rodgers’ is skyrocketing. Expectations are flowing in full force for the fifth year quarterback to step into his second season as the field general, as well they should be. Sure Rodgers may have a hard time living up to Brett’s whopping 464 career touchdowns. But if you start playing the number game on last season’s stats, Rodgers humbly outdid Favre by throwing 28 touchdowns and only 13 interceptions. Meanwhile, Brett was busy breaking even on his touchdown to interception ratio by tossing up 22 in both categories. Now granted there were a number of variables that played into each quarterback’s situation, but the numbers do not lie.
So what does this mean for the Packers? Well hopefully it means that with Favre completely stepping out of the NFL spotlight, Rodgers can step out of his shell and really break loose on defenses. It’s clear once Rodgers was handed the keys to the offense he did everything he possibly could to win his new team over, whether it was inviting teammates over for dinner to his house, or working on chemistry outside the locker rooms with his receivers. He’s starting to look more like a natural leader of not only his offense, but his whole entire team.
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