Are You Team Brady or Team Rodgers?

Are You Team Brady or Team Rodgers?

Tom Brady, New England Patriots vs. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers: The Two Hottest Quarterbacks in Football Today! This is the Battle of the 12s!

TOM BRADY: New England Patriots

 “One of the most disliked quarterbacks in football today.”

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When I say “most disliked” I am very biased. I am a San Diego Chargers fan, and usually when the Patriots and the Chargers play, it doesn’t end too well for the Chargers. I also have plenty of other reasons as to why I do not like Tom Brady and the New England cheating Patriots, but that can be saved for another blog.

For starters, Tom Brady is ranked 17/20 on the “Top 20 Most Hated Players in the NFL” list. (FUN FACT: His BFF TE Gronk is listed at #15, so he is a little more hated than Brady!) But anyways, congrats Brady, you aren’t the MOST hated player, but out of a million players, you’re in the top 20! Nobody cares that ole Tommy B has been to THE Super Bowl SIX times, or that out of those SIX times has won FOUR times, and was won MVP THREE times!!! Despite his most envied accomplishments, Tom Brady is still disliked. So maybe you don’t dislike him for his amazing success, but maybe you are just jealous of his model wife (rumored ex-wife) Gisele Bundchen, or his poor choice in fashion and ad campaigns he participates in (Stetson, Uggs), or maybe it is simply that he plays for the notoriously hated New England Patriots… But if he is so disliked, how is he so hot?!

2015 season: At the age of 38 (Looking pretty good there for almost being 40 B), Tom Brady has put up unprecedented stats. We are about to start week 7 of the regular season, and so far Tom Brady has a completion percentage of 70.6, where he has attempted to throw the ball 197 times and has actually completed those passes 139, for 1,699 yards which would make his quarterback passer rating 73.2!! He also has 14 touchdowns, and only ONE interception!!! We will see if he can keep it up and add to his career stats.

Career: Tom Brady has been in the NFL for 16 seasons, where he has thrown for 406 touchdowns, 144 interceptions, a completion percentage of 63.7. He has thrown for 54 THOUSAND 957 yards!! Tom Brady shows no signs of slowing down, unlike his aging rival Peyton Manning (39), which is also for another blog.  As for Brady in the post season, or the playoffs for clarification, he has played 12/16 seasons in the post season, for 53 touchdowns and 26 interceptions. The New England Patriots are currently 5-0, and many analysts, reporters and experts believe that Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are well on their way to another 16-0 season.

“When I’m out on the football field, I have so much confidence in what I’m doing.”

– Tom Brady

But, what about Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers?!?!

AARON RODGERS: Green Bay Packers

One of the most loved quarterbacks in football today.”

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So how can Aaron Rodgers be one of the most liked quarterbacks in the NFL? Three words, DISCOUNT DOUBLE CHECK! Thanks to the commercials from State Farm, Aaron Rodgers is becoming a regular household name. Kids see him on TV all the time doing his signature touchdown move after he scores a rushing touchdown, and then 2 minutes later see the State Farm commercial where everyone is talking about Discount Double Check and doing the signature move. This commercial isn’t only clever, it is catchy and now the three words “discount double check” are associated with nobody other than Aaron Rodgers. To make this more clear, here is Aaron Rodgers explaining how he feels when someone else does his signature Discount Double Check move after a touchdown: State Farm appreciates it ! You can do a quick YouTube search of all the different commercials Aaron Rodgers has been in with State Farm and their catchy Discount Double Check campaign.

Besides from his TV appearances, Rodgers is actually ranked 5th on the most liked NFL players list, the complete opposite of Tom Brady (he is actually on this list too). You can get a full list here. Aaron Rodgers plays for one of the most popular franchises in all of football, where every home game at the iconic Lambeau Field is sold out, and it is nothing but a sea of green and yellow in the stands! Packer fans are very loyal to their team and love their quarterback.

2015 season: At the age of 31, making him a little younger than Tommy B, this season Rodgers has put up huge numbers, and has broken a streak! Coming into this season, Aaron Rodgers had not thrown an interception at home in 587 passing attempts, which dated back to December 2, 2012. This season, the Packers played the St. Louis Rams at home, and that streak ended! Not only did Aaron Rodgers throw one interception, he threw TWO! Thankfully, the Packers still won that game. Just think about it for a second, THREE years without throwing an interception or having some sort of turnover…. AMAZING! This week the Packers are on a bye, but his numbers this season are very impressive to note. Rodgers has thrown for 15 touchdowns, has a completion percentage of 68.1, completed 124 passes on 182 attempts, which has come out to 1,491 yards… all done without his favorite wide receiver Jordy Nelson (torn ACL in preseason). Impressive!

Career: This is Aaron Rodgers 11th season in the league, all with the Green Bay Packers, where he started as a back up to the legendary Brett Favre. When you are a back up to a legend, it is kind of hard to not be good… which Aaron Rodgers career stats prove. In 11 seasons, Aaron Rodgers has been able to throw 241 touchdowns and only 59 interceptions…. WHAT?! He has 30,069 career passing yards with a completion percentage of 65.9 in 116 total games. This guy is a stud and he is going to continue to be a stud until he retires (which hopefully is never)! The Packers are currently 6-0, and many believe that Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers, like Brady and the Patriots, are well on their way to an undefeated season.

“That’s what really motivates me: to make my coaches proud, my teammates proud, and the fans proud.”

   – Aaron Rodgers

Now that you have their current stats for the season, who do you think can lead their team all the way to the Super Bowl, and bring home that Lombardi trophy?? Leave a comment with your team!

And btw, this whole time you probably that I was talking about who the most attractive quarterback was… no silly, this is sports, not girl talk! But Aaron Rodgers is obvi the more attractive of the two!

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