After Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers sat out most of Monday’s game against the Chicago Bears with an injury, television personality and noted firebrand Skip Bayless questioned the toughness of Rodgers’ clavicle during a particularly impassioned argument with Stephen A. Smith on ESPN’s First Take.
“Listen, you keep bringing up his Super Bowl MVP, but what’s Rodgers done for the Packers lately?” Bayless asked regarding the 2012, 2011, and 2009 Pro-Bowl selection. “Ultimately, I don’t think his clavicle is up for the pressures of an NFL season. On Monday you had a major game against a division rival with first place on the line, and his clavicle just straight up quit on him. I don’t know if you can build a team around that lack of commitment from a body part.”
Bayless went on to say, “Listen, when it comes down to it, it’s not an elite clavicle. Have you ever seen Payton Manning’s clavicle break under pressure? I think not. Say what you will about Seneca Wallace, but his clavicle was there for his team last night, which is more than I can say about Mr. Rodgers.”
Bayless then spent the following five minutes discussing how the Jacksonville Jaguars were his pick to win the Super Bowl.
By Jeff GoodSmith