CBS joins Aaron Rodgers hate parade with disrespectful QB ranking

Rodgers should be ranked way higher than this.
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The NY Jets have one of the game's best quarterbacks in Aaron Rodgers—at least nominally. Rodgers' Achilles injury has complicated the Jets' ability to compete for a championship, making it more difficult for him to reclaim his title of elite signal-caller in the eyes of the media.

Even with all of the concerns surrounding Rodgers, his past performance should make it difficult for those ranking the league's starting quarterbacks to put him outside of the top 10. CBS Sports, however, seems to be more pessimistic about Rodgers' outlook for the 2024 campaign.

CBS Sports ranked Rodgers as the 11th-best quarterback in the NFL, barely beating out Miami's Tua Tagovailoa and Detroit's Jared Goff to earn this ranking. Some of the quarterbacks ranked above Rodgers are incredibly puzzling, chief among them 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy. Purdy defied all logic and reason by being listed at No. 2 overall.

Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts clocked in at No. 6 despite a late-season collapse. Jordan Love, Rodgers' replacement in Green Bay, was one spot ahead of him at No. 10 overall. It seems like Rodgers will need to remind the rest of the NFL that he is one of the best players this league has ever seen.

NY Jets QB Aaron Rodgers disrespected in CBS QB rankings

Love was white-hot to end the year, but he had just 14 touchdown passes and 10 interceptions through nine starts last season while leading Green Bay to a 3-6 record in that span. Apparently, one good half-season is worth more than years of MVP play from Rodgers as a Packer.

Hurts is somehow over Rodgers despite a career-worst 15 interceptions and playing a part in a horrendous Eagles collapse. Purdy has the numbers and postseason success, but the surplus of talent in San Francisco makes it as easy as possible for any quarterback to operate within that system. Putting Purdy in the top 10, let alone No. 2, is a reach.

Rodgers will at least have enough ammunition to conduct a seriously impressive passing attack. With Mike Williams and Malachi Corley joining Garrett Wilson in the wide receiver room, Rodgers will have plenty of options down the field. Tyron Smith, Morgan Moses, and first-round pick Olu Fashanu will lead a new-look offensive line.

Rodgers went from being a universally accepted top-five quarterback to someone who needed to barely beat out Tagovailoa to squeeze into the Top 11 rankings. Maybe another MVP-level season from one of the best players in NFL history will force a correction in the middle of the season.