Xavier Rhodes says Packers QB Aaron Rodgers ‘has no weakness’
The Green Bay Packers are hoping to establish an early lead in the NFC North when they take on the Minnesota Vikings in Week 2 of the 2018 season. It goes without saying that cornerback Xavier Rhodes is hoping quarterback Aaron Rodgers takes this week off to deal with his knee injury.
There is no question that cornerbacks have their work cut out for them when going against a quarterback of Rodgers’ caliber. Rhodes revealed what makes the Packers’ star the best player in the division in a piece with The Players’ Tribune:
“Rodgers just has it. And he can do it from the pocket, outside the pocket, running left, running right, while he’s getting tackled … this guy has no weakness. He doesn’t get frazzled. He’s so accurate, always on the money. And the worst part? He knows it. His demeanor — his swagger — he’s so confident in his game that it actually bothers you. And you can’t even talk trash about him. You have to respect him, because he’s one of the best to ever play the game.”
There is certainly plenty of truth to his comments. Not only is Rodgers the best player in his division, but he is considered to be one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time. All the qualities listed by Rhodes are just a few examples why.
Rodgers is the quintessential gunslinger in that there is not a single throw he is unable to make. His arm talent is matched by his ability to extend plays with his legs. He also happens to be one of the most clutch players of all time — as evidenced by his heroics in Week 1.
The only time Rodgers has ever been contained is when he is battling an injury, which, unfortunately, he happens to be doing right now with a knee sprain. It remains to be seen whether or not he will be available for Sunday’s marquee matchup versus the rival Vikings.