If anyone knows what it’s like to wait behind a star, it’s Aaron Rodgers.
The Green Bay Packers quarterback told Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott to simply wait his turn when Tony Romo returns to the lineup, according to the Dallas Morning News’ Jon Machota.
“Obviously he’s shown that he’s ready to play,” Rodgers said to Machota. “He’s been playing really well. But you have to understand that the team has a lot invested in the guy in front of you most of the time, and your going to get an opportunity. You’ve just got to be patient. He’s getting his right now and making the most of it, and making that decision probably a little bit harder. But he’s got to have the understanding at some point it’s going to be his team. Maybe soon, maybe in a couple of years.
Aaron Rodgers on how his early years in Green Bay compare to what Dak Prescott is experiencing: pic.twitter.com/XBCUAc9uvs
— Jon Machota (@jonmachota) October 12, 2016
Rodgers sat behind Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre for three years until he moved on. This will be Romo’s second-consecutive season missing significant time with injury. The Cowboys are playing excellent football, even without star wide receiver Dez Bryant. However, owner Jerry Jones told DallasCowboys.com’s David Helman that Romo will start when he returns from his back injury.