There was once a time when Jermichael Finley of the Green Bay Packers claimed to be the best pass-catching tight end in the NFL, but that’s obviously far from the case as dropping passes have been a problem for him throughout his career, especially last season, when he dropped 13 passes. While Finley continued to make headlines last week after dropping a few passes against the Chicago Bears, it appears his agent is the popular story on Tuesday for questioning the leadership of the most popular player on the Packers, Aaron Rodgers.
Finley’s agent, Blake Baratz, took to Twitter last week about some of the top leaders in the NFL at the quarterback position, praising Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, and Drew Brees for the type of leadership they display on the football field. However, Baratz had an interesting approach on Rodgers that has drawn plenty of criticism.
@joe_smith07 ARod is a great QB he isn’t a great leader. There’s a major difference. Leaders take the blame & make every1 better. He doesn’t
— Blake Baratz (@blakebaratz) September 14, 2012
With the type of numbers Rodgers displayed in 2011 along with the Super Bowl win he led Green Bay to the year before as a No. 6 seed, how could Baratz not see him as a great quarterback? It would be one thing for Baratz to question a player on a different team, but the fact that he’s questioning a member of a team one of his top clients is a part of–that’s certainly not the smartest of moves.
It should be interesting to see how Rodgers responds to these comments from Baratz, but I’m sure he’ll just brush them off and let his performance on the field do the talking instead of making this situation even worse for Finley.