Aaron Rodgers effectively took the Brett Favre torch away for the Green Bay Packers as he guided them to a sweet victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl 45 last night. Rodgers spent his first few years as Favre's understudy, but has shown that the time watching and studying prepared him well for the big stage. This, and the fact that he has a cannon of an arm that is as accurate as any quarterback in the league.
There's no guarantee that Rodgers will return to the big game, but for one night, he was the best player in the biggest game of the year. Preparation and patience have their place in the development of any great player, and Aaron Rodgers is making a lot of talent evaluators look very smart.