In the wake of their pending titanic matchup this Sunday, Aaron Rodgers says there is no comparison between him and Tom Brady: Brady is the GOAT.
Who is the GOAT? No one knows in basketball between Michael Jordan and LeBron James. And apparently between Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers, the former believes the question on who is the GOAT (greatest of all time) is merely a hypothetical that can’t be answered.
Rodgers was asked by ESPN what he thought about the entire GOAT debate between him and Brady and stated Brady’s five championship wins should automatically trump anything he’s ever done.
(To Rodgers’ credit, he does have a Super Bowl ring, but one doesn’t matchup to five.)
This Sunday’s game is just the second time that Rodgers and Brady will start against one another. Rodgers won the first meeting in 2014 at Lambeau Field.
“I let you guys worry about those types of conversations,” Rodgers said, via Rob Demovsky of ESPN. “I think that’s end-of-career conversations. . . . I’m just worried about winning right now. He’s got five championships, so that ends most discussions, I think.”
The last matchup between the two Hall of Famers was in 2014, a game the Packers won 26-21 at Lambeau Field. Rodgers completed 24-of-38 passes for 368 yards and two touchdowns, while Brady went 22-of-35 for 245 yards and had two touchdowns in his own right. Since then, Brady has added three Super Bowl appearances while winning that season they met in 2014 and later in ’16.
Rodgers won the MVP in 2014 as well, while Brady added another MVP to his trophy case in 2017. With it all said and done, both were accomplished quarterbacks in that time span, but it’s easy to see why Rodgers deflected the GOAT question.
For who is the best for this season, though, will have to be settled this upcoming Sunday.