Detroit Lions: Was the NFL’s ranking of Matthew Stafford fair?
Number 8, Aaron Rodgers
If you share this article with a Packer’s fan, they’re going to assume that this is just throwing shade. The Top 100 did put Aaron Rodgers at #10 for all players, after all.
However, I’m going to go ahead and call horse pucky (this article has been edited to keep it SFW). Maybe in 2016 he was that good. Rodgers may be that good next year. In 2017, he didn’t play 9 games and that has to mean something when you’re ranking the best of the best. Rodgers was 4-3 in 2017, while the Packers finished 7-9, overall.
If you slightly more than doubled his stats, he would’ve been top 2 roughly, but I am not going to put him higher on the list for less than half of a season. He didn’t have a ton of help, even when healthy, though, which is why he’s not #9. He has talented wide receivers, but his other factors are low on the list.
Rodgers exemplifies what past performance and reputation can do for your Top 100 ranking.
TD rank: 9th (16)
INT rank:1st (6*)
Comp. % rank: 4th (64.7%)
Games played: 7 (last)
Help factors: *in 7 games
Sacks taken rank: 3rd (22*) and GB gave up 51 for 2017
Run game: 17th in NFL
Defense: 26th in scoring