When Tom Brady was carving up every defense in the league back in 2007, we thought we would never see anything like it again. Little did we know, Aaron Rodgers would come along a mere four years later and threaten to outperform him. Rodgers is three wins away from a 16-0 season, 11 touchdowns shy of tying Brady’s single-season touchdown pass record, and on his way to setting a record for passer rating. Like Brady in ’07, he has made virtually no mistakes with a mere six interceptions. Like many other current and future NFL Hall of Famers, Joe Montana is in awe of what Rodgers has done this year.
“The (season Rodgers) is having right now is pretty phenomenal,” Montana said on the Dan Patrick Show according to Pro Football Talk. “I’m not sure I had one like that. From my understanding, the way the numbers are going, I don’t think anyone has.”
Montana’s comments simply echo those already made by other all-time greats like Kurt Warner and Tom Brady. Rodgers could end up having the greatest season any quarterback has ever had statistically, but I think he would agree it means nothing without a Super Bowl ring to top it off. If Brady could trade his 50-touchdown season for another ring, I’m sure he would.
Montana may have thrown more than 30 touchdown passes only once in his career, but the NFL was not a pass-first league when he played. No. 16 had plenty of legendary years with the Niners and has four rings to show for it. At the end of the day, statistics mean very little. I’m sure that’s a concept Rodgers is very much aware of.Google+