Aaron Rodgers bestowed some high praise on one of his teammates ahead of the 2022 season.
After a Packers training camp practice on Wednesday, the back-to-back league MVP compared sixth-year cornerback Rasul Douglas to his former defensive back teammate Charles Woodson.
“Rasul is one of the smartest guys I’ve ever played with,” Rodgers explained. “He reminds me a lot, in the deepest respect, of Charles Woodson.
“He has incredible ball skills, he baits you in practice, he has the competitive fire that Charles did. I love picking his brain because his ability to see the game, concepts, and I think it’s important that we share both sides. We’re trying to win here.”
The NFL world took to Twitter to react to these compliments from Rodgers.
“This defense is about to be unreal,” one fan wrote.
“@rd32_era is that dude,” another added.
“That’s quite a compliment,” another said.
Rodgers had seven seasons of career overlap with Woodson from 2006-2012. During that time, the young QB got to witness four of the Hall of Famer’s eight Pro-Bowl selections, two of his three All-Pro selections and one of his two NFL Defensive Player of the Year Awards.
Rodgers long described Woodson as the best player he ever played with until passing that torch to superstar wide receiver Davante Adams this past season.
Douglas experienced a breakout season in his first year with the Packers in 2021. After three years in Philadelphia and one in Carolina, the former third-round draft pick exploded for a career-high five interceptions — including a league-leading two returned for touchdowns. He also notched 13 passes defended and one forced fumble.
Douglas will look to continue this solid play into his second season with the Packers.