Aaron Rodgers is widely regarded as one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time and for good reason. Because of his quarterbacking ability, the Green Bay Packers are always seen as a Super Bowl threat. With Aaron Rodgers on the field, the Packers always have a good chance to win the game. That is a proven fact unless they are playing against an above .500 team.
Now before I get into this please understand this isn’t a post to say Aaron Rodgers isn’t great. It is simply an interesting statistic because it seems as the Packers have been more dominant with Rogers at the helm. This statistic is more telling of The Packers and how they failed to build a team properly around a generational talent.
Aaron Rodgers record vs winning teams
Since 2012, Aaron Rodgers is 17-26-1 against teams that finished the season with a winning record. I went back to 2012 because I wanted it to be somewhat recent but yet still a big enough sample size.
Here is a tweet I made so you can share this surprising stat with your friends easily.
During the time span, three other quarterbacks for the Packers played against winning teams. Brett Hundley was the only one to pull off a win going 1-7 against winning teams. The other two were Scott Tolzien and DeShone Kizer, who both went 0-1.
What does this mean
This doesn’t mean Rodgers isn’t a great quarterback but it does mean one thing. We can stop the narrative that all you need is an elite quarterback to win. This clearly proves that football is a team game and you need to have a well-coached solid team all-around to win big games.
Also, the next time you find yourself wanting to bash players like Kirk Cousins and Matthew Stafford for their records against winning teams, remember that Aaron Rodgers also has a very poor record against winning teams. It’s an interesting stat but it isn’t an end-all number.