Rodgers would end the season on a mythological 10-game winning streak with a final victory over Brady
Quarterback Colin Kaepernick began the season as a backup, but took over the starting job from Blaine Gabbert early in the season. And finally, Robert Griffin III was a darling-turned-castoff of the Washington Redskins, but found a new opportunity in Cleveland, where he again became a starter when healthy as the Browns trudged to a 1-15 record.
Rodgers would end the season on a mythological 10-game winning streak with a final victory over Brady, who would head to the mountains in Montana stuck on four rings and having lost three of his last four Super Bowls.
Rodgers has two rings, two MVP awards, two Super Bowl MVPs and the most legendary winning streak in NFL history. Alas, the Football Gods had other plans.
I’m probably (OK, almost certainly) reading into it way too much, but I like how Rodgers appears to swallow his pride before acknowledging that Brady is the greatest:
By the way, there is an alternate reality where it is Rodgers, and not Brady getting love as the G.O.A.T. right about now. Stay with me here: Let’s imagine that the Packers beat the Falcons in the NFC Championship Game, then took out the Patriots in Super Bowl LI.
But for me, it’s [about finding] the right situation. So right now, I’m going to maximize my time of being free and being with my family and as the offseason progresses, hopefully we’ll find a spot we’ll feel good about and we’ll move forward. But right now, it’s about taking our time.”
McCown handled a two-year quarterback teaching clinic in Cleveland admirably well and played hard when given the opportunity to start. A different situation could mean a different view of the quarterback.
It’s not the guys who are starting, because if you can come in here and play, nobody is going to deny you anyway. But you’ve got guys who stay in this league for 90 years and don’t even play.”