Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has long been considered the gold standard for players at his position. It appears there are those that feel he has not even been a top-five quarterback in the 2019 NFL season.
According to Ali Bhanpuri of NFL.com, Rodgers has been the seventh-best in the league this year.
Despite his lack of acuity — a recurring issue for Rodgers this season — he still made enough chain-moving plays when the Packers needed him to, helping Green Bay overcome three giveaways, including his first pick in 278 attempts, to beat the Vikings and win the NFC North. And, for what it's worth, there's not a player in the league right now (or maybe ever) who throws a better football without setting his feet than Rodgers. (I'd consider arguments for Patrick Mahomes, though.)
There is no question that the 2019 campaign has been far from Rodgers' best statistical season. Regardless, it is safe to say that Packers fans will be taking these rankings with a grain of salt.
Among the notable names checking in ahead of Rodgers is Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill after leading his team on quite the resurgence in the second half of the year. Meanwhile, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees received plenty of praise at No. 4 despite only playing in 10 games.
Even if Rodgers did not receive a favorable ranking, he has bigger concerns for the looming playoff run for the Packers after leading them to an impressive 12-3 record heading into the season finale. The most important achievement is the one usually given to the last quarterback standing.