The Case for Rodgers
It’s not hard to find impressive accolades filling Rodgers’ resume.
Any player that has won the MVP award twice in their career is undoubtedly a notch above the rest of those in their league. Rodgers won his first MVP in the same season that he won his first and only Super Bowl over the Pittsburgh Steelers.
In terms of accolades such as MVP awards and Super Bowl rings throughout the 2010s, Rodgers has a clear advantage over Brees, who has no MVPs to his name and whose last Super Bowl appearance was in 2009.
Another aspect of Rodgers’ resume that analysts love to emphasize is his performance in post-season play.
With Rodgers at quarterback, the Packers have almost been assured a playoff spot throughout the decade, only missing the postseason twice. While Brees has had great success in New Orleans as well, he has missed the postseason four times throughout the decade.
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During the decade, Rodgers has made an appearance in 17 playoff games, and he has finished with a record of 10-7. Brees has only played in 10 playoff games, for comparison, and has struggled with a record of 4-6 this decade.
While it would be unfair to directly compare stats such as passing yards and touchdowns because of the difference in games, Rodgers does edge out Brees in a fair measure of performance. While it is not by much, Rodgers’ quarterback rating sits at 98.5 for playoff games, slightly above Brees’ 97.4 and well above Brady’s 92.6.
In a shorter career, Rodgers has accumulated more wins than Brees and fewer losses as well, with 45 for Rodgers and 58 for Brees.
Rodgers is efficient always and possesses the capability to make more happen with fewer throws because of his amazing arm. For comparison, while Brees might have more touchdowns in his career, Rodgers’ touchdown percentage is higher at 6.2%.
Rodgers is definitely one of the best to play the game in recent history, and there is no doubt that he has performed well on the biggest stage throughout the last decade.
In terms of accomplishments, accolades, and production, Rodgers is one of the best in the game. If a team needs someone who is efficient and can generate big plays late in the game then Rodgers is a great choice for the All-Decade team.