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FOXSports.com's Mark Kriegel, Jason Whitlock and Nancy Gay discuss Aaron Rodgers' legacy.
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Welcome back at the Gaylord hotel in north Texas I'm Laura open as our writers' roundtable continues I've joined by Mark Kriegel Nancy gay Jason whitlock we've already discussed -- Roethlisberger so. -- gonna turn our attention to Aaron Rodgers. Specific three years he sat and he studied he studied and watched Brett Favre saying I don't want to just learn how to be a quarterback I wanna learn how to beat teaming I want to learn how to be a leader -- three years to do that. City you know talk to accept Ron Amadon that was the closest he could find somebody could empathize. For fox sports that come about this. I'm thinking about to disagree with Aaron Rodgers and maybe he perhaps didn't have as much in -- was. Young is he studies actually giving Ron Amadon too much credit. Aaron Rodgers has done just getting here to the Super Bowl. Is without precedent. Ron Amadon. Start -- USF now the starter for Tampa. -- -- good amount of time -- not Joe Montana and he spent two year. Starter. But the San Francisco 49ers at 26. Starts and he led the league in passing wise. Aaron Rodgers. Is -- games games that count. With a -- it went up thirty I think he's. Got the job. And just -- anybody he was replacing the most famous quarterback. Brett. -- here's I have to disagree a little bit I think he'd have to look at the comparison between Steve and GO. Ron Amadon had to win over Jerry Rice he would win over Tom Graham you know win over a lot of players who were loyalty Joe Montana. Air and over that's exactly. It is same thing it would mean Donald driver and and veteran players -- I understand he's going to be much of leaders to them as Brett Favre was a lot of ways a batter later on me so there's a lot of similarity there. I've read and enjoyed your column but the one thing I think we all need to be careful let's don't crowd home. Aaron Rodgers too quickly he hasn't done it yet he hasn't won the Super Bowl. He didn't play that well in the AFC championship game. I don't wanna go all Dennis Green blessed -- around his answer just yet remember let's remember one thing about this week we talked about. Experience we talked about it intangibles. He has led the most injured team. In the NFL the Super Bowl what's more on his. Side of the -- His -- most. It. How they built that team Ted Thompson McCarthy Dravid well at night -- -- green -- quarterback and dumping. The open them. The wrong guy at the right I'm not gonna -- pity party for Aaron Rogers he's got to meet the best receiving corps in the NFL he's got the two best. Corners in combination. He's got one of the best linebackers in Clay Matthews he has a good team around him. He has some he has great weapons I think it's one of the most talented teams we've seen in the NFL and the depth Nancy talk about the big part of it now. When you're talking about five different players have forty plus catches are we saying that it's the players it's a system are we giving -- rosters -- -- credit here for being able to pass surrounded. Use these receivers might get tremendous credit because again you develop chemistry individually all your -- in with -- tied it. Mr. -- definitely a player like that it's opening that big target. Start to find other targets use crying and running back you'd look at ways of plugging holes there he's a tremendous job. How does one against say the NFL is a marathon. We we're crowning Aaron Rodgers the same way to some degree we crown drew agrees last year and the reason tremendous quarterback. But it's a marathon in the NFL he took a step back this year and I know he played injured but quarterback's -- injured and hurt all the time. Drew Brees -- the little step back we want to put him on the same level with Payton's name Tom Brady bill that he deserves it. Ron -- put together a body of work for seven or eight years it's unquestionable. When when when when Rodgers does that -- -- -- it is all it took over the starting job on its 25. He's already put together. Me very very fine seasons and the team to the super. And -- -- said the moment he was aware of what he was doing more off the field after his first season taking over for -- he was at a golf celebrity tournament. Michael Jordan Tom Brady everybody pulling him aside and saying I'm so impressed with the way you've handled the handled yourself and that meant a lot to him. Make shared keep it right here log -- foxsports.com -- writers' roundtable is going to continue. This clip was presented by the all new Acura TSX sport wagon.