Aaron Rodgers Essay

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Aaron Rodgers: Replacing a Legend All high school football players dream of becoming an NFL superstar throughout their life. Football players fantasize of making it big and playing for America’s Team, the Green Bay Packers. The NFL Players Association states, “[s]tatistically of the 100,000 high school seniors who play football each year, only 215 will ever make an NFL roster. That is .2%!” (“NFL” par. 1). The odds are not in favor for any high school athlete. In order to have a chance to make the NFL, you must have exceptional talent, the will to work hard, and most importantly, heart. If it was easy to get into the NFL, the league would be filled with a bunch of average football players. However, earning a spot on an NFL roster is very difficult. In Malcolm Gladwell’s book, Outliers: The Story of Success, Gladwell defines outlier as “. . . a statistical observation that is markedly different in value from others of the sample” (3). By simply making the NFL, Rodgers is an outlier. He is different than the 99.8% other high school football athletes who were unable to make it the National Football League. Some people may argue that Tom Brady is the best NFL Quarterback because of his achievements. Others may argue that Peyton Manning is the best Quarterback because of his winning ways. Unlike Brady and Manning, Aaron Rodgers has all of the qualities necessary to be the best. Aaron Rodgers is currently the best Quarterback in the NFL because of his great leadership qualities, his ability to take advantage of the opportunities given to him, and his will to succeed. Aaron Rodgers is currently the best Quarterback in the NFL for many different reasons. One reason why Rodgers is an NFL superstar is because of his great leadership qualities. The most important position for a football team is the Quarterback position, which Aaron plays. The Quarterback

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