Aaron Rodgers is one of the greatest quarterbacks to ever play in the NFL. Based on that, you would assume he has a respectable record against winning teams. Sorry to break it to you, but that assumption is wrong.
It seems the new hot argument is to say that a certain quarterback didn’t beat anyone good. I often see people use this argument to say players like Kirk Cousins and Matthew Stafford are not good and just put up empty stats.
First off and most importantly, quarterback wins are a team statistic. Secondly, very few quarterbacks in the NFL have a winning record against teams who finished the season above .500 in the league.
So what is Aaron Rodgers record against winning teams?
Since 2012, Aaron Rodgers is 22-30-1 (.424) against teams that finished the season with a winning record.
In 2020, MVP favorite Aaron Rodgers was 2-2 (.500) against winning teams as the starting quarterback.
- Titans (win)
- Colts (loss)
- Buccaneers (loss)
- Saints (win)
In 2019, Aaron Rodgers was 3-2 (.600) against winning teams as the starting quarterback.
- Cheifs (win)
- Vikings (win)
- Eagles (loss)
- 49ers (loss)
- Vikings (win)
As a team, the Green Bay Packers are 23-39-1 (.373) against teams that finished the season with a winning record since 2012.
Other Green Bay Packers quarterback records against winning teams are as followed:
- Scott Tolzien (0-1)
- Brett Hundley (1-7)
- DeShone Kizer (0-1)
The point of this was not to put down Aaron Rodgers by any means. I wanted to illustrate that using team win/loss records to compare quarterbacks isn’t the best method to tell how good a quarterback is. Rodgers is a very good quarterback. This tells more about the Packers organization than it does about Aaron Rodgers.
Almost every quarterback in the NFL holds a losing record against winning teams. It only makes sense because those are the games you are most likely to lose every year.
Do any quarterbacks have a winning record against winning teams?
There are currently 6 active NFL quarterbacks with winning records against winning teams.
You can digest that information on your own. The only thing I want you to take away from this is that it is extremely rare to have a winning record against teams that finished the season with a winning record.