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Houston Texans quarterback C.J. Stroud launched an unprovoked verbal assault on Aaron Rodgers, insinuating the Jets signal-caller is a bad teammate and noting players with better talent would have won more rings if they had the same supporting cast over the years.

Stroud took multiple shots at Rodgers during an appearance on the “Million Dollaz Worth of Game Podcast” this past weekend.

The barrage of insults began with the Texans phenom stating flat-out he’d rather have the career of former New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning based on the number of rings. Manning, of course, navigated his way to two Super Bowl championships, while Rodgers only has one ring.

Fair enough. It’s not unreasonable to want more championships even though that would mean a career of mediocrity with Manning’s .500 record (117-117). Not to mention you’d have to forgo Rodgers’ ten Pro Bowl selections to Manning’s four.

Oh, and Rodgers’ four NFL MVPs, four First-Team All-Pro selections, an Offensive Player of the Year award, and being chosen to the NFL’s 2010s all-decade Team.

Dissing Rodgers as not being as accomplished as Peyton’s little brother wasn’t the end of it either. Stroud had a lot more to say about Aaron Rodgers.

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CJ Stroud Rips Aaron Rodgers

Next up, Texans quarterback C.J. Stroud suggested his colleague in New York isn’t a very good teammate. At least, not as good as former New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.

“You know what I think it is? I’ve talked to Tom Brady about this because he’s a good mentor to me,” Stroud said. “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.”

From there, Stroud seemed to suggest Rodgers is a bit overrated and that, in his eyes, other quarterbacks would have won more championships with the same supporting cast. Case in point – Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford.

“If you give Matthew Stafford a chance like Aaron Rodgers had, I guarantee you he might have had more rings,” Stroud insisted. “I think he would have like three or four.”

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Is Aaron Rodgers A Good Teammate?

I haven’t heard much grumbling from Aaron Rodgers’ teammates about him not being a good guy to go to war with.

Wide receiver Malachi Corley, taken by the Jets in the third round of this year’s NFL draft, said Rodgers offered to let him stay in his guest home to learn under his tutilege.

Not to mention, it was Rodgers’ teammates who voted him the winner of the Jets’ Dennis Byrd Most Inspirational Award Friday for his continued leadership during rehab from a torn left Achilles tendon that ended his season.

Maybe C.J. Stroud is trying to start himself a good ol’ fashioned rivalry. The Texans, after all, will face Rodgers and the Jets in a Thursday night matchup in late October.

He’s given his opponent plenty of billboard material to work with.

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