Not so fast. But Aaron Rodgers looked damn good Monday Night against the Vikings. Yes, the chic pick for the Super Bowl, with the vaunted front four. He went 18-22, 178 yards and 1 score. He added 35 yards on the ground and another score. Brett Favre had similar numbers. passing for 194 yards and 2 scores.
So, Brett who? Not yet. But Rodgers showed a ton of poise, and none of that gunslinger mentality that Favre used to his advantage–and disadvantage. Aaron Rodgers has waited his turn. It’s his time. Brett ‘ESPN’ Favre has moved on, and there’s a new sheriff in town.
Rodgers played a perfect game on Monday. With the expectation of Favre on his shoulders, Rodgers shined. The whole football world was waiting for him to fall flat on his face, and hear the cries of “Bring Brett Back!’ But, no. Rodgers is going to gain the trust of the fans. And he’s going to lead them to the playoffs. In Rodgers we trust? Not yet. But soon. Really, really soon.