Originally Posted by perrykemp
#1 reason why Rodgers has the top QB rating of all time (regular season and post season) is his willingness to take sacks -- lots of sacks, instead of attempting to make a play where the results are "iffy".
Its a real interesting approach. He is criticized for it -- I saw something by Greg Cosell this week which basically says Aaron Rodgers leave a LOT of plays out there because of his extremely low risk tolerance. It was a criticism.
Heard that too.
His results are amazing though. I suspect he could maximize his team's scoring with a few more risks, but not too much. It's not like he's bus driving them with 18-20 TDs (much easier to keep the picks low). He's getting 35-40 TDs and still carrying a 5-1 ratio...crazy.
If he could find a medium between what he does and what Brees does, that might even be better. Right now, I bet his defesne sure appricates the lack of turnovers though. Brees had 4 more Tds passes but 11 more picks.