The Green Bay Packers have just won Super Bowl XLV and their quarterback Aaron Rodgers was named Super Bowl MVP. Rodgers finished with 304 yards and three touchdowns while going 24-39 passing. And that percentage would have been even better if his receivers would quit dropping the darn ball.
With this win and with the addition of a Super Bowl ring onto his finger, Rodgers solidifies his spot as one of the elite quarterbacks in the NFL.
If you're a Washington Redskins fan, this probably leaves you wondering when your team will be able to get a quarterback like this. Well, your team was actually one pick away from getting this very quarterback.
Rodgers was drafted 24th overall in the 2005 NFL Draft by the Packers. Jason Campbell was drafted 25th overall by the Redskins. The Redskins had to trade up to get Campbell. I wonder if it had even occurred to them to trade up even higher a few picks sooner to select Rodgers instead.
Of course it should be said that even if Rodgers was playing in Washington, its no guarantee that our team would be winning the Super Bowl. We'd still have those holes at other positions. But it sure would help to have an elite quarterback on your side.