We Are Officially Done With the Meaningless Aaron Rodgers-49ers NFL Draft Story
By Michael Luciano
You know the story by now. Aaron Rodgers was a NorCal kid that went to Cal and could have been picked No. 1 overall by the QB-needy San Francisco 49ers in 2005. They picked Alex Smith, while Rodgers vowed to make them regret this after falling to the Green Bay Packers at No. 25.
49ers fans were giddy to remind Rodgers of his ill-fated guarantee after he and the Packers were steamrolled by Kyle Shanahan's bunch 37-20 in the NFC Championship Game.
Rodgers is now 1-3 in NFC Championship Games and 0-3 against the 49ers in the playoffs. This clip can now go away, and that INCLUDES 49ers fans trying to use this as motivation every time they face Rodgers in any game.
San Fran fans might be soaking in the fact that Rodgers has yet to beat his Northern California in the playoffs despite three separate attempts at it, but let's not forget Rodgers has a Super Bowl, something the 49ers haven't won since 1994.
He's got his records, he's got his Super Bowl, and he's a probably better QB than any of San Francisco's quarterbacks over the last 15 years. Plus, while Rodgers has gotten dominated by the 49ers in the playoffs, his defense got torched, allowing 45 points, 23 points and 37 points. In the game where they allowed 23 points, Rodgers led the game-tying drive with five minutes left in the fourth only to see his team lose on a field goal as time expired.
Losing out on a chance at the Lombardi has to sting for Rodgers, but can we mutually agree to finally stop bringing this story up at every turn? It helps nobody and proves nothing. Both sides have notable points to prove this is nonsense.