Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is coming off back-to-back NFL MVP awards, but that’s apparently not enough for the national media to view him as the best quarterback in the league.

Pro Football Network recently unveiled their starting quarterback rankings for the 2022 season and they have Rodgers at No. 3 on their list, behind Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes and Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen.

From PFN:

Rodgers still might be the most naturally accurate passer in the game. His ability to teeter on the fence between conservative and aggressive is unmatched in the league’s history. The two top guys in these QB rankings simply have more physical upside than the grizzled vet.

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Oct 17, 2021; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) runs with the ball during the first half against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

I fully understand that Allen and Mahomes have more upside than Rodgers at this point in the Green Bay legend’s career.

But these rankings should be about who the best quarterback in the NFL is right now — not three years from now.

And I don’t see how an argument can be made against Rodgers. He’s been the class of the NFL the last two years. He’s the best in the league until he’s not anymore. And he hasn’t shown us anything that suggests he’s about to hit a serious decline.

I think it should still be Rodgers in that No. 1 spot. Maybe that changes at some point this season. But until it changes, he should get the respect he deserves.

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