Former NFL players who become analysts often carry over biases from their playing days. This afternoon, it seemed that former Vikings, Seahawks, and Lions wide receiver Nate Burleson was one of those people.
Burleson, who now works for the NFL Network, has been putting out some top-five lists of players at different positions this week. One position that he looked at on Tuesday was the quarterback spot.
Now, tell me that there isn’t something or someone important missing from this list:
Top 5 QBs in the NFL (via @Nate13Burleson):— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) June 28, 2016
5. Benhttps://t.co/4RAbN3ZeQz pic.twitter.com/dvIyfZzexx
Maybe a certain two-time NFL MVP and Super Bowl XLV MVP? You know, the one who holds the NFL’s all-time career record for passer rating. What’s his name again?
Oh yeah. Aaron Rodgers.
When someone pointed out that Burleson left the Packers’ quarterback off his list, he responded thusly:
My bad. A Rod is a beast! https://t.co/kYdJLLXkeg— Nathaniel E Burleson (@Nate13Burleson) June 28, 2016
Yep. He gave us all a “my bad, I forgot about him.”
I’m not sure what’s worse - Burleson intentionally leaving Rodgers off his top five, or somehow forgetting about Rodgers entirely. Either way, it’s not a good look for someone who gets paid because he is ostensibly knowledgeable about the league and its players.