Raiders’ Jon Gruden speaks out on Aaron Rodgers’ massive performance
Aaron Rodgers is one of the best quarterbacks to ever play in the NFL. His performance against the Oakland Raiders reminded everyone why he is still the Packers’ first-choice QB after all this time.
Raiders coach Jon Gruden will be the first man to tell you how impressive the 36-year-old QB has been for the Packers’ triumph. He used big words to argue Rodgers’ importance to the team and the league in general.
Jon Gruden on Aaron Rodgers: "He's one of the best of all time. He made a couple of great audibles. He made a couple of great throws. Tough as hell. I mean, we hit him a few times and it didn't bother him one bit."
— Matt Schneidman (@mattschneidman) October 20, 2019
Rodgers played an impressive game for the Packers’ 42-24 win. He threw for 429 passing yards and five passing touchdowns. His QB rating reflected his performance at 158.3. Moreover, he managed to sneak in a rushing touchdown to cap a fantastic outing or Rodgers.
While he can be credited for the team’s outstanding victory, he believes that the team did a lot of work to help him complete one of the best games of his career.
Per Forbes’ Rob Reischel:
“Well, I just think it’s the type of encouragement you give them,” Rodgers said of playing with several back-ups. “You gotta understand what guys react to certain type of coaching and prodding and encouragement. You gotta be very accurate and put the ball in good spots for them. We hold each other to a very high standard.”
Packers fans will be looking to Rodgers to put on another strong performance when the Packers play the Kansas City Chiefs for Week 8. While Patrick Mahomes wouldn’t be available to play for this game, the Chiefs still have outstanding defenders that can kill the offense without him.
With the way Rodgers has been playing as of late, he will definitely lead the Packers to another strong outing.