Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was on the Dan Patrick Show on Monday and Patrick asked him about throwing picks.
Rodgers actually threw two against the Seattle Seahawks, but one was wiped out by a penalty. Seattle’s Nazair Jones picked Rodgers in the first half of the game and took it to the house.
Rodgers had to give chase, but couldn’t catch Jones. He probably wasn’t trying all that hard to, either.
“I like to try my best. I think as a quarterback your job is more to turn the guy inside and hope your faster more athletic teammates who probably played defense at some point can make the tackle,” Rodgers said. “It’s real effort but it’s intelligent effort.”
We’re sure part of that directive comes from above. The Packers don’t need Rodgers hurting himself trying to tackle a guy.
While Brett Hundley may be a capable fill-in, the Packers aren’t reaching the same heights they have an opportunity to with Rodgers under center.
Live to fight another day.