Is Rodgers Really The Leader of the Pack

 There was an article by Rob Reischel in JS Online regarding Aaron Rodgers leadership abilities. www.jsonline.com/sports/packers/thrown-into-question-n58fedi-187970011.html.

I am really amazed at what passes as news today. Are we really questioning Aaron Rodgers leadership? He is a NFL MVP, Superbowl MVP, and is considered by many NFL experts as the best quarterback in league.

I find it interesting that the agent for primadonna Jermichael Finley criticizes Aaron Rodgers leadership. Shannon Sharpe from CBS sports criticized Rodgers, “he blames everyone else for his shortcomings.” Then there was Greg Jennings sister on Twitter stating that, “Rodgers is overrated and that Manning or Brady would have five touchdowns a game with this receiving corp.”

I’m not trying to take away someone’s right to free speech. I would be a hypocrite since I am writing a blog about Aaron Rodgers leadership. All I can state are some of information reported by ESPN, CBS, FOX, NBC, and other media outlets.

I believe a great leader is someone who leads by example. I believe Rodgers has exceeded all expectations. He has worked with several players such as Jeremy Ross, Cedric Benson, and Dujuan Harris to help them learn the playbook. According to Jason Wilde on ESPN/ Madison Homer and Thunder show. Rodgers puts all his teammates birthdays in his phone, gives them nicknames to keep things fun in a gruelling NFL season, and has stood behind several of his teammates including Charles Woodson returning for next year.

Tom Brady quarterback from the New England Patriots is considered by many in the NFL a great leader and quarterback. He has not won a Super bowl since 2004, and his recent playoff record is 7-7. No one question’s his leadership most people blame the defense, running game, receivers.

Rodgers is far from perfect he has questioned McCarthy’s offense play calling and some use of personnel. He plays general manager with certain players, Charles Woodson from my example earlier in this article.

Being a leader isn’t easy you’ll always be critiqued by others who think they can do it better. Great leaders lead by example which Rodgers does by being a great quarterback, MACC fund charity drives, helping his teammates learning the playbook, and reaching out to Finley to build that “chemistry.” I don’t know Aaron Rodgers and have never been under his leadership. But, I do know what a definition of a great leader is. Aaron Rodgers seems to fit that definition.


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