Oakland Raiders: At Least They Didn’t Pass On Aaron Rodgers

January 24, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

As I watched the Green Bay Packers advance to the Super Bowl this past weekend, all I could think was: At least the Raiders didn't pass on Aaron Rodgers.
Sure, the Oakland Raiders paid millions and millions of dollars to a fat, lazy waste of space, but in the end, they needed a quarterback and it isn't like the other quarterbacks from that class have turned out to be superstars. The only other quarterback considered to be worth a first-round pick that year was Brady Quinn, and we all know how well he has worked out as an NFL starter.
Sure, they could have drafted Calvin Johnson first, but at the time, Russell was the consensus No. 1 pick for the Raiders as they were clearly in need of a quarterback at that time.
The San Francisco 49ers, on the other hand, were in a very similar situation as the Raiders when they drafter Alex Smith. The Niners were clearly searching for a new franchise quarterback and were doing so in a draft that really only had two first-round cali...

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