Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is a guy who’s been there — the guy behind the franchise’s accomplished, entrenched starter.
On Sunday when the Dallas Cowboys (4-1) visit the Packers, Cowboys QB Dak Prescott, whose jersey is already in Canton for a rookie accomplishment, will once again be under center as Tony Romo continues to mend after back surgery.
Rodgers’ thoughts on Prescott’s early success, compared with how Rodgers had to wait three seasons behind Brett Favre before getting his shot?
“Different situation,” Rodgers said, via David Moore of SportsDay. “Dak has got his opportunity right away, done a really good job, been playing really well.”
Rodgers also notes that there’s finances in play that may factor into Jason Garrett and Jerry Jones’ decision as Romo signed a six-year, $108 million contract in 2013 with $55 million guaranteed.
“It’s that you want to play and you’re ready to play. Obviously he’s shown that he’s ready to play. He’s been playing really well. But you have to understand that the team has a lot invested in the guy in front of you most of the time and you’re going to get an opportunity. You’ve just got to be patient.”