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the new jesus 11-07-2011 10:15 PM

Aaron Rodgers: Best Season of All-Time for a QB?
 
Aaron Rodgers is having a historic year. Do you think he is going to compile the best season of all-time for a QB?

He is on pace to break the following single-season records:
-Passer Rating (Peyton Manning, 2004)
-Passing Yards (Dan Marino, 1984)
-Completion Percentage (Drew Brees, 2009)
-Yards per Attempt (Best since 1954)

tjsunstein 11-08-2011 09:48 AM

Let's wait to see how it ends before we aimlessly talk about what kind of pace he's on?

keylime_5 11-08-2011 10:47 AM

pfft, aaron rodgers is so overrated. he's never even won a division title.

Breed 11-08-2011 12:52 PM

He is the quarterback of the Green Bay Packers

A Perfect Score 11-08-2011 01:27 PM

Aaron Rodgers can't be having the best season ever by a QB, because Alex Smith is having the best season ever by a QB.



Mmm, sexy.

Splat 11-08-2011 01:32 PM

Aaron Rodgers should just retire after this season and go straight in the HOF.

BuddyCHRIST 11-08-2011 02:23 PM

I feel like Manning's season where he broke the TD record and 3 WR's had 1000 yards and 10 TD's is the best season ever, and Rodgers is playing at an even higher level right now. He might not have the TD record, but he is making it look easy.

Ness 11-08-2011 03:13 PM

I don't think so. He's having one of the best seasons ever so far, but at the same time we have to have some historical perspective. The rules are so much in favor of the offense these days compared to what they used to be.

FUNBUNCHER 11-08-2011 03:22 PM

Beware of stats.
Yes Rodgers is having a great season, but if this was 1987 I don't think his numbers would be the same.

Ness 11-08-2011 03:34 PM

And I would definitely include the postseason too. Peyton Manning had a great year in 2004 for example, but that offense scored 3 points if I remember correctly in the playoffs.

Raiderz4Life 11-08-2011 03:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Ness (Post 2741562)
I don't think so. He's having one of the best seasons ever so far, but at the same time we have to have some historical perspective. The rules are so much in favor of the offense these days compared to what they used to be.

This was the point I was going to bring up. I don't think anyone can truly claim to have the best season of X position of all time. I believe the best any player can claim is Best season of that era or generation. Rules and players have changed way too much of the years.

Jughead10 11-08-2011 04:03 PM

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Originally Posted by FUNBUNCHER (Post 2741578)
Beware of stats.
Yes Rodgers is having a great season, but if this was 1987 I don't think his numbers would be the same.

Agreed. Aren't there a few people on pace to break Dan Marino's yards record? This isn't the same game Dan Marino played. There is no denying that.

bucfan12 11-08-2011 04:17 PM

Ehh, I think once it gets colder, you'll see Green Bay run the ball a bit more. It seems to me, even last year in bad weather conditions (very cold), they don't have much success throwing the rock.

Saints-Tigers 11-08-2011 05:01 PM

I think people are leery because they feel like if they say he had the best QB season ever, he is the best QB ever.

He's on pace for about the best season we've ever seen, he's still pretty far out ahead of the pack, even if other guys are having historic seasons.

Who woulda thought Aaron would be this much better than Brett? lol

Splat 11-08-2011 05:20 PM

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Originally Posted by FUNBUNCHER (Post 2741578)
Beware of stats.

Yes Rodgers is having a great season, but if this was 1987 I don't think his numbers would be the same.

They are the SB champs with everyone gunning for them and are 8-0. That is more impressive than stats.

Giantsfan1080 11-08-2011 05:22 PM

Rodgers passes every test right now as far as I'm concerned. I don't know if I've ever seen a QB so locked in and that includes Brady in 2007 and Manning in 2004.

the new jesus 11-08-2011 05:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FUNBUNCHER (Post 2741578)
Beware of stats.
Yes Rodgers is having a great season, but if this was 1987 I don't think his numbers would be the same.

Watch him play. What has he done wrong this season? Other than holding the ball a bit too much at times, this is as close to perfect QB play that we've seen. I think he has maybe 1 interception that wasn't off his receivers' hands?

BigBanger 11-08-2011 06:00 PM

After his Super Bowl run last year, I said he was the best QB in the game at that time. Now watching his first 8 games to follow up that Super Bowl run, he's playing like the best QB I have ever seen. He's unstoppable and I've seen nothing like it. It's unparalleled dominance.

falloutboy14 11-08-2011 06:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Ness (Post 2741596)
And I would definitely include the postseason too. Peyton Manning had a great year in 2004 for example, but that offense scored 3 points if I remember correctly in the playoffs.

FWIW, the Colts scored 52 points that off-season. 49 vs the Broncos, 3 vs the Patriots.

FUNBUNCHER 11-08-2011 06:39 PM

Rodgers is playing out of his mind and I didn't mean to imply he isn't playing at a level few QBs have ever reached.
It's just hard for me to say 'best season ever'. It might end up being that at the end of the year.
To contemplate that Rodgers is better than Favre and be serious is all that needs to be said.

I think GB is setting up to do some amazing things the next 5 years.

descendency 11-08-2011 06:53 PM

Didn't we say this last year with Tom Brady?

Doesn't it seem odd that two QBs could have "OMG BEST SEASON EVER" back to back?

Jvig43 11-08-2011 07:00 PM

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Originally Posted by descendency (Post 2741792)
Didn't we say this last year with Tom Brady?

Doesn't it seem odd that two QBs could have "OMG BEST SEASON EVER" back to back?

You have to realize that what is meant by the terms GOAT around here have a significantly different meaning than what they actually mean. Think of it as "playing well". That would easily be the best way to access how people use that term on this site.

Ness 11-08-2011 08:44 PM

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Originally Posted by falloutboy14 (Post 2741755)
FWIW, the Colts scored 52 points that off-season. 49 vs the Broncos, 3 vs the Patriots.

Oh yes that's right. I forgot about the game against the Broncos. But regardless, against the Patriots they couldn't score more than 3 points. Unfortunately I have to take Manning's year down a notch for that reason. The greatest seasons of all time for a quarterback I think pretty much have to end with a championship ring almost. Kurt Warner in 1999 and Steve Young in 1994 are probably the best I've seen. Especially Warner in 1999.

Brent 11-08-2011 08:46 PM

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Originally Posted by A Perfect Score (Post 2741457)
Aaron Rodgers can't be having the best season ever by a QB, because Alex Smith is having the best season ever by a QB.

Let's not trash the good name of Alex Smith by bringing him up in an Aaron Rodgers thread.

But wait, every thread becomes an Aaron Rodgers thread...

My god...

wogitalia 11-08-2011 09:27 PM

If he maintains this pace, then yes absolutely.

He is on target to break every record pretty much of note. His passer rating is just absurd right now.

Throw in his team is winning and have needed just about every point he has put up and that he is playing just about perfect for that position and it's a wrap.

I can say with absolute confidence that this is the best first half of a season ever by a QB.


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