Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers have a lot in common. Not only are the two quarterbacks considered some of the best to ever play the game, they’re also the two Super Bowl winners who have each sort of won the NFL MVP award a total of three times.
They also have something else in common: Despite all these accolades, both quarterbacks found themselves in a situation where they felt unwanted by their team. For Brady and the Patriots, things started to take a turn for the worse in 2014 after New England drafted Jimmy Garoppolo. Although Brady ended up winning three more Super Bowls after that pick, Garoppolo’s selection seemed to be the starting point for a rift between Brady and Belichick that ended with the seven-time Super Bowl winner leaving New England. Last year.
For Rodgers and the Packers, the quarterback’s breakup is with the Green Bay front office and a big reason Rodgers ’ire is that the team drafted a quarterback (Jordan Love) with the intention of him. replace Rodgers. The two situations are not the same, but they do share some similarities.
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Although Brady was able to get out of New England, he said he had no advice for Rodgers, who is currently trying to get out of Green Bay.
“I’m not the type to give Aaron advice on certain things like that,” Brady recently told USA Today. “I mean, I respect Aaron a lot. Aaron is going to make the choices he thinks are the best for him. Everyone has a different dynamic in their job.”
Brady, who won a Super Bowl in his first season with the Buccaneers, said the organization has to “sign up” if you want to win a Lombardi Trophy and it’s safe to say Rodgers probably doesn’t want to. of the Packers were prepared to do so.
“It comes from a lot of hard work, a lot of discipline, a lot of teamwork, a lot of communication with every aspect of the organization that the organization is part of,” Brady said of what it takes to win a title. “I think one of the reasons I appreciate this so much is that it challenges you more than physically, but emotionally and mentally. All of these aspects of yourself, you’re supposed to grow and learn. as well as I chose to handle this. “
Brady was able to minimize distractions in New England towards the end, even though he was unhappy, but Rodgers couldn’t do the same.
“Everyone has different choices,” Brady said. “But I have a lot of respect for Aaron and everything he’s accomplished in the league.”
Brady and Rodgers will actually be golfing against each other on July 6 when they star in “The Match,” which will feature Brady and Phil Mickelson against Rodgers and Bryson DeChambeau.
Leading up to this event, Brady was unwilling to give Rodgers any serious advice, but he sure made sure to make several jokes at the expense of the Packers quarterback.