Aaron Rodgers Proves Critics Wrong with His Super Bowl Performance: Brett Who?

February 7, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Before the Green Bay Packers faced the Pittsburgh Steelers at Super Bowl XLV, I thought for sure that Aaron Rodgers' inexperience was going to be too much for him against the Steelers.
But the Packers' sixth year quarterback proved doubters (myself included) wrong when he and his Packers defeated Pittsburgh 31-25 behind Rodgers' Super Bowl MVP winning performance.
Looking at the 2005 NFL Draft, the teams before the Packers already had starting quarterbacks. But when the Packers had the 24th overall pick, I knew that they would pick Rodgers simply because their starting QB Brett Favre was getting up in age and they needed a successor.

Enter Rodgers, a brash, young QB from California who the Pack felt would be a future star. And at Super Bowl XLV, Rodgers scored three touchdowns and threw 304 yards. Favre never won a Super Bowl MVP award (then-wide receiver turned ESPN college football analyst Desmond Howard won the award back in 1997).
The 49ers replaced Joe Montan...

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