Tuesday, January 26, 2010


A new thread.

Something I was thinking about a few weeks ago: if Big Ben was going to miss, say, four regular-season games due to injury, and you could have any quarterback in the league replace him, who would it be? And remember, that quarterback will have the same o-line issues that Ben has had for years. Manning, Brady and Rivers are all obvious choices, I think, but here's my guy:

Aaron Rodgers.

He does a lot of the same things Ben does -- takes a beating, holds onto the ball, makes plays with his feet -- but hasn't yet had the same success. Maybe that's why we don't hear more about him. Or maybe it's a vast right-wing sports media conspiracy perpetrated by those who can't quit Brett Favre. Certainly one or the other, though.