Aaron Rodgers’ Is A Super Bowl Champ, But He’s No Steve Young

February 9, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

On Sunday night, Aaron Rodgers completed one of the most magical stories in NFL history.  The Cal Berkeley quarterback who sat in the proverbial green room on NFL Draft Day while guys like Alex Smith and Troy Williamson were being taken with earlier picks, can now call himself a Super Bowl Champion. 
Even better than escaping from that nightmare has to be the sense of relief he must feel at no longer having to hear about Brett Favre and his inescapable shadow.  These days, that shadow is being cast more by Rodgers than by Favre.  Yet for all the accolades that the Green Bay quarterback is receiving, one cannot help but think that this is a story that has been told before.
Crawling out from under the shadow of a legendary player is not easy, and it certainly hasn't been easy for Rodgers.  But as far as legendary players go, Brett Favre is a side note in the annals of NFL lore.  Try being the guy who followed Walter Payton or Barry Sanders.  B...

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