Saturday, April 23, 2005

Favre's Successor

It would've been impossible to avoid reading about this week's hot sports topic: The dismal decline of Aaron Rodgers' draft position. Here was a guy who was projected as the Niners number one guy a couple weeks ago. Fittingly so too as the kid grew up a 49'ers fan in nearby Chico and even donned a Montana jersey underneath his Cal jersey.

Then something happened.

His value dropped like a whore's panties. Critics busted his balls. He has poor mechanics. He holds the ball too high. He'll be another one of Tedford's busts. He's a system QB. He can't make the deep throw. He's less intelligent than Alex Smith.

I just find it strange that analysts and scouts who were absolutely enamored with the guy can suddenly turn on him so quickly. What happened down there at the Santa Clara workout?

I can't help but feel for the guy though. It's gotta be extremely dishearting. One week you're the next Montana or Young and the next week you're Boller or Leaf. Everything happens for a reason however and I think it worked out for the best. He's a Green Bay Packer, he gets to develop under the tutelage of Brett Favre, and most importantly, he's got a bone to pick.