Saw this on Twitter Tuesday afternoon:

Brookover took an Inquirer buyout two summers ago. He’s now the Giants beat writer for

On the surface, it feels preposterous to put Aaron Rodgers in the same stratosphere as Daniel Jones. Brookover makes some okay points though, basically focusing on each guy’s 2022 season and future outlook. The latter can amount to an apples and oranges thing, since Jones is still in his mid-20s and Rodgers is 39, but the Jets knew they weren’t exactly getting a spring chicken when they traded for him. They’re gonna go for it now while the Giants cautiously work with Jones on a practical second contract and still-relatively-new coaching staff.

2022 stats, courtesy of the Pro Football Reference/Stathead player comparison tool:

Jones had the better statistical year. Better completion percentage, better TD/INT ratio, and seven scores on the ground to go along with 700 rushing yards. Jalen Hurts he is not, but Danny Dimes can scoot a bit. Rodgers was dealing with a screwed-up thumb and a rib injury, and his last season in Green Bay was forgettable, but he logged three-straight 13-win seasons from age 36-38.

Of course, you’re only as good as the talent around you, and neither QB had great receivers last year. Darius Slayton? Richie James? Allen Lazard? No 1,000 yard receivers on either squad. Rodgers will be throwing to Garrett Wilson this year and a bunch of his old friends, while New York added Darren Waller and some other guys, so the situation will be better for both quarterbacks in 2023. Neither guy is working with the 2019 Eagles roster.

The comparison feels like an N/A kind of thing because the two QBs are in completely different career stages. One is a veteran who has won it all and probably has a few good seasons remaining. The other is a 25 year old with upside going into year two with a refurbished coaching staff. Rodgers makes sense for the Jets but doesn’t make sense for the Giants, and vice versa with Jones.