Former Chicago Bears tight end and coach Mike Ditka thinks Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is “the best in football.”
Ditka was asked by the Chicago Sun-Times which quarterback, past or present, he would have liked to play tight end for.
“I look at guys like [Tom] Brady and [Drew] Brees . . . the talent is phenomenal,” said Ditka. “The guy up in Green Bay [Aaron Rodgers], I think is the best in football. But that’s my opinion. I like what he does, and I like his leadership qualities. And I think that’s the other thing you have to look at. He has to be the guy in charge. And the team has to know it.”
And of all the quarterbacks who have played in the NFL, Ditka would have liked to coach Rodgers the most.
“How could I say that I wouldn’t want to coach [Johnny] Unitas or Bart Starr? There’s been so many great ones. But if I had to coach one guy in my career, maybe it’d be be Aaron Rodgers.”
Rodgers has thrown for 21,661 yards with 171 touchdowns and 46 interceptions over a nine-year NFL career.