Why didn’t Rob Gronkowski like Aaron Rodgers’ comments about being an MVP once again?
Legendary tight end, Rob Gronkowski, was quite frank when he spoke about Aaron Rodgers’ apparent ambitions, or rather as he sees it, a lack thereof.
Not normally known for speaking out against other players, the former Patriots and Buccaneers star seems to have been rubbed the wrong way by what Green Bay’s signal caller had to say to recently.
Rob Gronkowski didn’t like Aaron Rogers’ MVP comments
As you probably know by now, the topic of Aaron Rodgers potential retirement has become a hot one. With that in mind, it should come as no surprise that when speaking on the “Pat McAfee Show” earlier this week, the Packers star was asked about his future and whether or not he could still perform at the highest level. Rodgers responded by saying that he believes he could win the MVP again if he were able to play in the “right situation.” Fast forward to Wednesday, when Rob Gronkowski was asked about Rodgers’ comments during an appearance on “Up and Adam” and it was definitely clear, that the Gronk had taken issue with what Rodgers said.
“I’m totally fine with everything he said, except one major part, and that’s the ‘MVP again,’” Gronk said. “It’s just that ‘I think I can win another Super Bowl,’ and then, that would have been totally fine. Why are you thinking MVP? Like, don’t you want Super Bowls? Super Bowls are, I think, five times greater than an MVP award.” Of course, as a four-time Super Bowl champion, Gronkowski might know a thing or two about what it feels like to be a champion. Incidentally, he’s also had a good look at MVPs as well having played alongside a three-time MVP winner in Tom Brady. “We all know that you’ve won the MVP a few times now, but everyone would know even more how many more Super Bowls you’ve won than MVPs,” Gronk said. “That’s why I’m just a little confused about that quote that he just had. It should be Super Bowls. You should never be thinking the MVP when Super Bowls are twice [as good].”
Where is Aaron Rodgers’ head at?
To date, Aaron Rodgers has won a Super Bowl on one occasion. It came back in 2010, in what was his third season as a starter in the NFL and since then, the best he’s been able to engineer with the Packers, is four appearances in the NFC Championship game. In that sense, one could say that maybe the Gronk has a point about where Rodgers has placed his priorities. On the other hand, like anything else context is always important. To be clear, Rodgers was speaking about what he intends to do about his future i.e., retire, continue with the Packers, or go somewhere else. To that end, he addressed the idea that some had of him as being past his prime.
“Do I think I can still play? Of course. Can I play at a high level? Yea, the highest. I think I can win MVP again in the right situation,” Rodgers said. “Is that Green Bay or is that somewhere else? I’m not sure, but I don’t think you should shut down any opportunity.” While we can definitely understand Gronkowski’s take on Rodgers’ statement, the Green Bay star doesn’t exactly appear to have been putting individual honors above that of the team, but rather addressing the doubts that some have voiced about his ability. In that sense, we get it. Yet, we can’t deny the idea that Rodgers’ comments do leave room for interpretation. Jury’s out on this one.