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New York Mets and Green Bay Packers fans both know a little something about wasted talent, especially this season.


Packers future Hall of Fame QB Aaron Rodgers is having another superb season, but all that's led to is a 4-5-1 record and spot in third place in the NFC North. Similar to the Mets' Jacob deGrom, who just won the National League Cy Young Award, despite having just 10 of his team's 77 wins this year. 


Both teams aren't similar because they play the same sport, have the same history, or the same level of success. They're identical because they're both doing an excellent job at failing to support their best player in the prime of his career.

That's a pretty perfect performance for someone on a bad team.

Right now, the Packers are on the outside looking in just like the New York Mets were this season, with a 77-85 record and a fourth-place finish. And just like deGrom, it isn't his fault. The Mets' ace led Major League Baseball in ERA and Rodgers is leading the NFL in touchdown-to-interception ratio. You can't blame the arms in either situation, no matter how much you'd like to.

Rodgers continues to make the players around him better, even turning wide receiver Davante Adams into ​potentially the No. 1 WR in fantasy football.

Greatness displayed by the likes of Rodgers and deGrom doesn't deserve to be dragged down by the sinking ships they're on. So maybe it's time for a ​change elsewhere within the Packers organization, as Rodgers deserves another shot at a Super Bowl title.


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