Originally Posted by Babylon
In hindsight the Niners would trade down and draft Aaron Rodgers. I shudder to think.
Until Harbaugh became his HC, Aaron Rodgers would have been an abortion of a #1 overall pick for the 49ers. He is the text book example of why it is important for a QB to be able to sit a couple years and learn the offense before being thrown to the wolves, especially with the previous history of Tedford QBs in the NFL who started as rookies. IIRC, the Packers were so unimpressed early on that taking Matt Leinart the next year was on the table. Obviously Rodgers has proven everyone wrong, but had he gone to San Francisco then he wouldn't be close to the QB he is now.