Congrats to Aaron Rodgers for actually beating Tom Brady
Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers got the better of Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship Game and ultimately went on to crush Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs in the Super Bowl. Rodgers finally got a bit of revenge on Brady, only it was on the golf course and not on the football field.
Rodgers and Bryson DeChambeau teamed up to beat Brady and Phil Mickelson on Tuesday in the fourth edition of The Match. The Packers quarterback and DeChambeau won 3 and 2, with Rodgers draining a birdie putt on the 16th hole to win it after Mickelson delivered a jab about Green Bay’s NFC Championship Game loss.
There was plenty of trash talk to be had throughout The Match, with TNT commentator Charles Barkley getting in on the fun as well. Aaron Rodgers, of course, was asked about his status as Packers quarterback, and he went to full-on deflection mode.
If Rodgers does actually play for the Packers in 2021, he’ll have to contend with Brady and the Buccaneers once again. The Buccaneers are bringing basically everybody back from their Super Bowl-winning squad, and there’s no reason to think they won’t be a contender once again. Even at 43 years old (will be 44 in August), Brady is still playing at a high level.
Aaron Rodgers was also dominant last season, only to fall short in that NFC Championship Game at Lambeau Field. Beating Tom Brady in The Match doesn’t make up for that, but at least he has some bragging rights there.