Aaron Rodgers: Stepping Out of Brett Favre’s Shadow

January 24, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

It isn't easy living in the shadow of a legend.  Just ask Brian Greise, Jay Fiedler or any of the other numerous quarterbacks to play after of one of the game's greatest quarterbacks.  The fans get used to winning.  They get used to that same jersey number walking out onto the field and that same jersey number making play after play to help their team win. 
Brian Greise could never wear No. 7 for the Denver Broncos.  Jay Fiedler could never wear No. 12 for the Miami Dolphins.  No one could live up to the expectation of the next Marino or the next Elway.
Aaron Rodgers will never wear No. 4 for the Green Bay Packers.  He will never throw for 70,000 yards or 500 touchdowns.  Aaron Rodgers will never start 297 consecutive games.  He will never live up to expectations placed upon him.  But that's okay because No. 12 has made us forget about No. 4 for at least a week and has shown that No. 12 might be three times bett...

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