Aaron Rodgers Reacts To Tom Brady’s Criticism Of 1 Rule


Tom Brady made headlines earlier this month when he called out the NFL’s product. The seven-time Super Bowl champion said the quarterback position is being taught the wrong way because every hard hit from a defensive player ends up being a penalty.

“A quarterback should only throw the ball to certain places, because your receiver is in danger of getting hit,” Brady said, via CBS Sports. “And now, every hard hit is a penalty on the defense. So I feel like they penalize defensive players for offensive mistakes

During a recent appearance on The Pat McAfee Show, Aaron Rodgers was asked about Brady’s comments on the current NFL rules. The reigning MVP agreed with Brady about all the defensive penalties “dumbing down” the game.

Rodgers then explained that he used to fear throwing passes into tight windows over the middle of the field that could result in his receivers getting hurt. With the new rules in place, Rodgers believes some of the consequences for poor decision-making have been taken away.

“I think as a quarterback, and I bet Tom would probably agree with this statement, but my greatest fear forever was laying one of your teammates out,” Rodgers said. “Like, the last thing you want to do is lead a guy into a big hit that caused him to get concussed or, God forbid, not being able to get off the field on his own power.

“That’s your greatest fear because that guy is trusting you with his healthy really. As much as I’m trusting David Bakhtiari and my linemen to protect me, those guys are trusting me to protect them with the throw, and that’s why the West Coast offense has always been predicated on proper number and location for the football, and that’s the way I learned and it was to allow for yards after the catch and to throw the ball away from contact for your stud players. So that was the greatest fear of mine.”

This is certainly an interesting take from Rodgers on this subject.

Rodgers also called out fans who think Brady is whining about the new rules. He thinks it’s hard to play defense in today’s game.

Do you agree with Brady and Rodgers’ stance on the state of the NFL?


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