Originally posted by TexasNiner:
If Alex and Aaron traded situations, they might have traded careers. Maybe not, but it seems more likely than not.
No chance. Alex Smith can't even throw an accurate screen pass. He would have failed in Aaron Rodgers' position.
People need to kill it with the "we would have ruined Rodgers too" nonsense. Rodgers has a far better set of skills than Smith does, and we somehow made Smith look decent for 2 seasons. Things could have wound up completely different had we chosen him. He can make something out of nothing. Any way you look at it, his abilities are a major upgrade over Alex Smith's, so he might have had some success given the fact that even Alex experienced a little success of his own. A better QB in that situation equals even more success.