Have the Packers done enough to maximize their championship window with Aaron Rodgers? Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Former NFL wide receiver Brandon Marshall had some harsh words for the Green Bay Packers.

Marshall was a guest on “The Herd with Colin Cowherd” Thursday and was talking with the host about the Seattle Seahawks and Russell Wilson. The conversation turned to the Packers, whom Cowherd ripped for, in his eyes, not being more aggressive with their moves. Marshall agreed.

“It’s too late. Come on man, they should’ve won two Super Bowls in the last five years. To me, Aaron Rodgers is my favorite quarterback in the NFL, but you wasted this guy’s career,” Marshall said.

“You got one Super Bowl out of Aaron Rodgers? Are you kidding me? It’s too late! It’s too late.”

When you view it from a macro sense, yeah, you might think that a quarterback as talented as Rodgers should have more than one Super Bowl ring. But guess what? It’s not that simple. Do you know who his career has overlapped with? Quarterbacks like Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, Drew Brees, Russell Wilson, Andrew Luck and Ben Roethlisberger to name a few. He also will be competing with quarterbacks of the new era for those rings, like Patrick Mahomes, Lamar Jackson and Deshaun Watson.

Luck was pretty darn good and never won one. Wilson is pretty darn good and only has one too. Brees’ career stacks up very well against Rodgers, and he only has one as well.

Super Bowl rings are valued as much as they are because they are hard to win. That’s what has made Tom Brady and New England’s run so impressive. They defied all odds and expectations in a difficult league of 32 teams that is well-balanced and designed to eliminate dynasties.

Let’s also not forget that Rodgers suffered major collarbone injuries in two of the nine seasons since winning his Super Bowl, taking away more than 20 percent of his chances to add another ring.

Maybe it’s not a matter of the Packers wasting Rodgers’ career so much as Rodgers’ career proves how difficult it is to win Super Bowls even when you have excellent players.

Of course, given Rodgers’ long-term plans, his chances of winning another Super Bowl should not be discounted.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.



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Can you name every prominent quarterback in the history of the Green Bay Packers?

While many quarterbacks have thrown passes for the Green Bay Packers over the years, this quiz only lists the signal callers who led the team in passing yards in the years displayed. 

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1932-1937
Arnie Herber
1938
Cecil Isbell
1939
Arnie Herber
1940-1942
Cecil Isbell
1943
Tony Canadeo
1944-1946
Irv Comp
1947-1948
Jack Jacobs
1949
Jug Girard
1950-1951
Tobin Rote
1952
Babe Parilli
1953-1956
Tobin Rote
1957
Bart Starr
1958
Babe Parilli
1959-1968
Bart Starr
1969
Don Horn
1970
Bart Starr
1971-1972
Scott Hunter
1973
Jerry Tagge
1974-1975
John Hadl
1976-1977
Lynn Dickey
1978-1979
David Whitehurst
1980-1985
Lynn Dickey
1986-1987
Randy Wright
1988-1990
Don Majkowski
1991
Mike Tomczak
1992-2007
Brett Favre
2008-2016
Aaron Rodgers
2017
Brett Hundley
2018-2019
Aaron Rodgers

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