Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers has been called the “Michael Jordan of the NFL,” but don’t tell him that… because he’s not buying it.
“Well, I appreciate the kind words. I don’t know if the comparison is … I’m not worthy of that comparison. I enjoyed watching Michael. I was a big fan as a kid,” he tells ESPN.
Packers quarterback Scott Tolzien made the comparison in an interview with ESPN Milwaukee following Rodgers’ five-touchdown performance in Monday night’s (Sept. 28) win over the Kansas City Chiefs.
“It’s like watching Jordan in his prime,” Tolzien said. “He’s at the top of his game. He makes it all go.”
The NFL star is off to one of the best starts of his career, recording 10 touchdowns and no interceptions.
While Rodgers says he’s flattered being compared to such an icon, he says he’s just trying to be consistent.
“It’s a nice comparison,” Rodgers said. “I’m just trying to be a guy they can count on every week. I know my play is very important to this team, but it takes all the guys that dress playing well for us to win.”