Aaron Rodgers gives awesome quote on being a good teammate
Aaron Rodgers recently signed a contract with the Green Bay Packers that will see him earn more guaranteed money than any player in NFL history, but he proved on Sunday night that he has not gotten complacent.
Rodgers led the Packers to a remarkable comeback win over the Chicago Bears after he exited the game with a knee injury and re-entered in the second half. Since Green Bay was trailing 20-0 at the time he came back in, some wondered if it was worth the risk. Rodgers had a great explanation for why it was.
Rodgers on what this game means: “This is what we’re paid to do. We’re paid to deal with injuries and play through them. … That’s the measure of a teammate is what are you willing to put on the line for your team.” #Packers
— Michael Cohen (@Michael_Cohen13) September 10, 2018
Rodgers threw three touchdown passes in the second half, leading the Packers to a 24-23 win. The way a defender landed on his leg looked ugly, but he was fortunate to avoid a serious injury. While he’ll undoubtedly be sore, Rodgers has already said he plans to play in Week 2.
After he only appeared in seven games last year because of a broken collarbone, NFL fans were concerned Rodgers could miss multiple games again this year when he went down on Sunday. Instead, the 34-year-old quarterback proved why the sport needs him.