NFL Draft Prospect Profile: Jordan Rodgers, QB Vanderbilt

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  1. Ron LC
    March 19, 2013

    I love nepotism. We don’t have a serious backup up now, so it’s a way to bring someone in on the cheap. AR might even fund his salary. :)

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    • Thomas Hobbes
      Thomas Hobbes
      March 19, 2013

      Right, that’s the whole point, signing Jordan Rodgers comes with this huge potential of baggage simply because his last name is Rodgers, so the question becomes is he worth the risk?

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      • Stroh
        March 20, 2013

        No…

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  2. Brooklyn81
    March 19, 2013

    I really hope we draft this kid

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    • Thomas Hobbes
      Thomas Hobbes
      March 19, 2013

      Would you rather have him or Graham Harrell? How about Matt Flynn?

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      • Stroh
        March 20, 2013

        Flynn hands down, no question about it. Harrell is holding the backup job while Coleman progresses nothing more. Sooner Harrell is gone the happier I’ll be. If Jordan ends up in GB, he would have enormous pressure. I think he would break under the weight of it. Give him a chance to go somewhere where the pressure wouldn’t be nearly as high.

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      • Thomas Hobbes
        Thomas Hobbes
        March 20, 2013

        Well the pressure may too great for Jordan regardless of what NFL team he ultimately ends up being, no matter where he goes he is always going to be compared to Aaron (hell, even Eli is still compared negatively to Peyton, even though Eli has more Super Bowl wins and it a great quarterback in his own right). Would it be even more intense in GB? Probably, but that’s something he’s going to have to face anywhere.

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  3. Gary Hoffman
    March 19, 2013

    Great writing/post by Thomas Hobbes and Jersey Al via Green Bay Packers.com. First I am a big believer in types that time forgets, aka: Doug Flute. Same diagnostic with the long air balls that got picked. Draft Rodgers. Train him. Makes sense as a media relations (Payton’s place in the NFL, great for the game, 2-1 Eli has two rings, Payton has one)standpoint. Mentoring is something few get in life, Packers have a great opportunity because all things are possible for those who are willing to do the impossible; signing a little brother and make him the luckiest story in the NFL? Com’on man! Invest in leadership, I love it. Farve sightings already in the news. Com’on man! This will be the best year in two for the Packers, Ted Thompson and McCarthy need that magic and don’t even think about swaying the other way because we support each other right, as a team? Farve could even mentor Jordon with just youtube, but when this all get’s the light of day, Green Bay will be enshrined in brotherhood like the days of thunder…the days of men of great renown like Bart Starr (6′-1 193 lbs. Alabama Crimson Tide), Hornung, Nitschke Thurston, Davis. 2013 with Farves’ name and number retired and back in the fold, Jordon should be pulled in if Jolly get’s his dues. Rodgers and Rodgers it just doesn’t get any better then being exposed to the real thing in Green Bay in such a transformative year.

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    • Thomas Hobbes
      Thomas Hobbes
      March 20, 2013

      I’m a little confused, do you really want Jordan on the team or are you just being sarcastic? I would say while the NFL loves a good story, the Packers are rather story adverse, they’d rather have some guy you’ve never heard of instead of the come-back/try hard/something from nothing guy

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  4. Stroh
    March 20, 2013

    There isn’t anything Aaron can do that Jordan can’t? Hardly… How about throwing a 60 yd dime? How bout a 50 yd dime? Jordan doesnt have nearly the arm that big brother has. He is also lacking in field vision according to reports, something Aaron has in abundance. I wouldn’t put Jordan in the position of having to be the backup to his brother. The pressure would be enormous and I don’t think he is nearly tough enough to handle that. He might be able to develop and have a chance to compete for a starting job at some point. And McCarthy is as good a QB guru as there is, but I just wouldn’t put Jordan in position of having to live up to Aarons standards. Let another QB guru work w/ him where the pressure wouldn’t be so overwhelming.

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    • Thomas Hobbes
      Thomas Hobbes
      March 20, 2013

      Jordan can probably throw 50 on a quarter or half dollar :D I said he basically do anything that his brother can albeit at a lower proficiency at the moment. Keep in mind Aaron’s arm wasn’t considered elite when he was drafted (he improved it as a backup) As for field vision I have no idea and it’s heavily predicated on what scheme Vanderbilt ran, if he was only asked to look at his primary and checkdown, is it his fault that he isn’t reading the whole field?

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  5. Tarynfor12
    Tarynfor12
    March 20, 2013

    Even more ridiculous then those who were supporting the draft of Casey Matthews.

    Absolutely no upside for the siblings or the team.

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    • Thomas Hobbes
      Thomas Hobbes
      March 20, 2013

      One other way to think about it would be: if his name was Jordan Ronalds, do you think the Packers should sign him?

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      • Tarynfor12
        Tarynfor12
        March 20, 2013

        But it isn’t…and lets keep the profile or prospecting to that.
        No ‘IF’s..just facts’.

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  6. Savage57
    March 20, 2013

    If he’s available as a UFA take a shot at him, but if there’s nothing there, cut or trade him early so he can try catch on with someone else.

    AR is pragmatic and intelligent enough to understand that his lil bro might get cut, but the upside of the chance to tutor and mentor him would waaaay outweigh any of the downside.

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    • Thomas Hobbes
      Thomas Hobbes
      March 20, 2013

      Pragmatism only takes you so far, especially when it comes to family. If Rodgers was really as hurt as reports are rumoring about losing Charles Woodson, imagine his own brother getting cut?

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  7. Call Em As I See Em
    March 20, 2013

    I still think signing a sibling to a team such as the Packers will not do that much harm. We are a different team altogether. Even our attitude and approach to the game is different than any other team out there. We are a family team. Why would Aaron be mad at the “business” side of things if it doesn’t work out for Jordan? Jordan gets cut and he’ll be picked up by someone else so he still gets to stay in the league. You know, the thing he has been working so hard to do?! Why wouldn’t Aaron be happy for that. That being said, Aaron has expressed his desire to keep certain players and the Pack still cut them. Did Aaron play any worse because of that? No. He’s a competitor. And you all know what that translate to. Everyone in the league understands that this is just a business, and things happen in business. If we were to run this business with emotion, we wouldn’t get very far. You all know that. C’mon Man. It has been debated into the ground. Aaron would more than help his brother succeed. That’s what I would do for my brother. I want them to succeed, just as much as they do. They’re my family. Who doesn’t want their family to succeed? If not, you’re not putting the fun in dysfunction. Give him a shot and see where it goes. Worst case scenerio, we wasted time developing Jordan instead of Graham. YEA, big loss there! And trying to compare him to Aaron now makes no sense at all. Jordan has never played a snap in the NFL. Aaron has. So the comparison will have to wait until Jordan gets drafted, develops and plays a few games in the NFL before anyone can say anything. And then to have him in MM’s quarterback school… Look out! Now stand back and look at that picture I just painted for you, Masterpiece.

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