C.J. Stroud Says He’d Take Eli Manning’s Career Over Aaron Rodgers And Matthew Stafford Would Have More Rings If He Played In Green Bay

C.J. Stroud clearly isn’t impressed with Aaron Rodgers career.

During a recent interview on the Million Dollar Worth of Game podcast, the Houston Texans signal-caller mentioned Rodgers multiple times in a negative light. At one point during the interview, Stroud was asked if he’d rather have Rodgers’ career or Eli Manning’s career.

“You want the rings, Eli got two,” Stroud said. 

Manning won two Super Bowls during his 16-year career, but he also finished with a .500 record (117-117). As for Rodgers, he only has one Super Bowl, but he does have four MVP awards in his trophy case. Not to mention, Rodgers is still playing, so he still has a chance to match Manning’s two Super Bowl wins. As things stand now, though, Stroud would prefer Manning’s career. 


At another point in the podcast, Stroud insinuates that Rodgers only has one Super Bowl win because he was not a great teammate.

“You know what I think it is? I’ve talked to Tom Brady about this because he’s a good mentor to me. What he told me is his teammates, and how he treats his teammates. And that’s where I think it falls off for Rodgers. We don’t know how Aaron Rodgers treats his teammates, but you can guarantee that Tom Brady treats his teammates right because how he got those rings.”

Stroud went on to say that if someone like Matthew Stafford had been given the same opportunities as Rodgers throughout his career, he would have done much better.

“If you give Matthew Stafford a chance like Aaron Rodgers had, I guarantee you he might have had more rings,” Stroud said. “I’d say he would have like three or four [rings].”

During his interview, Stroud was also asked to rank the top five quarterbacks in the NFL and he didn’t have Stafford or Rodgers on the list, but he did have himself. You can watch the full interview here.