QB Aaron Rodgers eyes Playoffs, not Pro Bowl : Packers Insider

QB Aaron Rodgers eyes Playoffs, not Pro Bowl

December 31, 2009 by  
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Dec 31, 2009, by Pete Dougherty, Press-Gazette

~In the next 5½ weeks, a quarterback in the NFC playoffs either will add to his legacy as a premier player in the game, or will start one. Maybe it will be Brett Favre enhancing his first-ballot Pro Football Hall of Fame career, or Kurt Warner improving his credentials for possible enshrinement with a fourth appearance in the Super Bowl.

Maybe it will be Tony Romo, maligned as overpaid and overrated because he has yet to win a playoff game, let alone play for the NFL title.

Or maybe it will be the youngest quarterback in the NFC playoffs, 26-year-old Aaron Rodgers, landing in the national consciousness by advancing to the Super Bowl in only his second season as a starter. 

“The measuring stick is not the Pro Bowl, it’s the number of championships,”

“The measuring stick is not the Pro Bowl, it’s the number of championships,”

But have no doubt, the playoffs that begin in 1½ weeks are where quarterbacks truly gain their reputations — for better and worse.

“Where legends are made,” said Packers cornerback Charles Woodson, a candidate for the NFL’s defensive player of the year. “You only have to win one. Win one, they talk about you forever. You don’t — Dan Marino is arguably the best quarterback in NFL history, but there’s always that asterisk he didn’t win a Super Bowl. So you can win a lot of games and throw for a lot of yards, but if you don’t win the big one, even though there shouldn’t be, there’s a little knock on you.”                 Full story here

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