When Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers threw for five touchdowns on Monday in a victory over the Chiefs, backup QB Scott Tolzien said it was “like watching [Michael] Jordan in his prime.”
When asked about the lofty comparison on Wednesday, Rodgers gave an “aw shucks” response. From ESPN:
Well, I appreciate the kind words. I don’t know if the comparison is … I’m not worthy of that comparison. I enjoyed watching Michael. I was a big fan as a kid. It’s a nice comparison. I’m just trying to be a guy they can count on every week. I know my play is very important to this team, but it takes all the guys that dress playing well for us to win.
Rodgers, who grew up in Northern California, said he saw Jordan play once in person against the Sacramento Kings. Tolzien, on the other hand, starred at Fremd High School in Rolling Meadows and saw more than his share of the Chicago Bulls star growing up.