Rob Gronkowski criticizes Aaron Rodgers saying he can win MVP again: ‘Don’t you want Super Bowls?’


In addition to stating that he is “mentally or emotionally unprepared” to make decisions about his future with the Green Bay Packers, quarterback Aaron Rodgers also recently made a statement about his playing ability that four-time All-Pro Rob Gronkowski disagreed with.

“Do I think I can play? Of course. Of course,” Rodgers said in his first postseason appearance on The Pat McAfee Show. “Can I play at a high level? Yeah. The tallest. I think I can win MVP again in the right situation. Right, is it Green Bay or somewhere else? I’m not sure, but I don’t think you should turn down any opportunity.”

The retired tight end appeared on FanDuel TV’s “Up & Adams” and was asked how he felt about Rogers’ statement.

“I completely agree with everything he said, except for one important part – MVP Again,” Gronkowski said. “Bro why do you think MVP? Don’t you want a Super Bowl?”

He went on to criticize Rogers’ priorities, adding that “The Super Bowl, I think, is five times the MVP award.”

Perhaps Rogers has a different point of view. He won the Super Bowl in 2011, his only appearance in the game, but received four MVP awards.

The veteran quarterback understandably appreciates the MVP award, he said in response to his doubts. “A lot of people said I got washed up and then I won two MVPs without doing anything special,” Rogers said with a smile on Tuesday.

The inevitable mention of Tom Brady

Gronkowski’s tendency to disagree with Rodgers’ position is likely due to the management of Tom Brady, under whom he spent his entire 11-year NFL career. Together they have won four Super Bowls.

Brady, a seven-time Super Bowl winning quarterback, has won the MVP award three times. He holds the record for most Super Bowl MVP awards with five.

Rogers, 39, and Brady, 45, have both been at the center of discussions about possible retirement.

Although Brady faced criticism for being selfish when he famously decided to retire, that’s not the kind of criticism that Rodgers can face for seeming to care more about personal rewards than team accomplishments.

What the two quarterbacks have in common is that they both sound like they want to play another season, but they’re not sure where they can do it.

FOXBOROW, MA - AUG 13: Rob Gronkowski #87 of the New England Patriots watches from the bench in the first half against the Green Bay Packers during a preseason game at Gillette Stadium on August 13, 2015 in Foxborough, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
Rob Gronkowski had a few words for Aaron Rodgers. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)