GREEN BAY — For most of the last decade the Green Bay Packers went into just about every game with the better quarterback.
But you won’t find many NFL coaches or scouts making that argument with 36-year-old Aaron Rodgers facing Russell Wilson in the Packers’ NFC divisional round playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday at Lambeau Field.
While Rodgers’ mobility has diminished and throwing consistency has slipped, Wilson at age 31 is probably the second choice for league MVP this season, behind Baltimore’s Lamar Jackson.
“I still think (Rodgers) is really, really good,” a front-office executive for an NFC team said. “(But) this may be the first year where if you ask who’s better, him or Russell, I’d say Russell.”
This is the kind of matchup of marquee quarterbacks that the NFL and TV networks love. Even though the running games for both teams will play a huge role in Sunday’s outcome, it still often comes down to which quarterback has the better day. Much rests on these two players and the attributes they bring to their teams.
Wilson’s distinguishing traits are resilience and resourcefulness.
Since he has been the Seahawks’ quarterback, it…