I just posted an update to an earlier article for Cold Hard Football Facts.
Here’s what I had to say about Rodgers and Roethlisberger.
Winning close games in the NFL still appears to be mostly about luck. Aaron Rodgers finally got some breaks to go his way, and now he’s a Super Bowl champion. As for Ben Roethlisberger, we’ve lost track … is he clutch or not? The numbers say he’s neither. He’s just your typical elite quarterback. He’s wins some, and he loses some.
As for the media who creates these myths, don’t worry about them. They’ve named Rodgers the best quarterback in the game, because he’s right now. Last week, it was Roethlisberger. Last month, it was Tom Brady. A year ago, it was Drew Brees. The week before that it was Peyton Manning. Next year, it will be someone else.
They won’t let the Cold Hard Facts stop them from telling us who is and isn’t clutch.