“Don’t Be A Celebrity Quarterback, We Don’t Need Any Of Those” | NFL Analyst Keyshawn Johnson Unimpressed With Leadership Of Russell Wilson And Aaron Rodgers

The first seven weeks of the 2022 NFL season haven’t been kind to future Hall of Fame quarterbacks Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers and Russell Wilson.

Boasting a combined 8-14 record, struggling mightily to put up points has become the norm this season. And while Brady has been going through a very public divorce, Wilson and Rodgers have just been bad while lacking leadership and accountability.

One person who is tired of Wilson’s and Rodgers’ acts is former NFL player and 1996 No. 1 overall pick Keyshawn Johnson.

The outspoken Johnson believes both quarterbacks have cared more about their celebrity than leading their teams and playing the position at a highest  level.

During a recent episode of the “Keyshawn, JWill and Max” show, Key was talking heavy.

“Don’t be a celebrity quarterback. We don’t need any of these. We need battlefield commanders that are willing to fight. In and out every single day, every week in every single season. Don’t be a celebrity quarterback. Lead the team. You lead your team to winning football games in every single way.”

Johnson got more specific with his critical analysis. 

“And that applies to two quarterbacks Russell Wilson and Aaron Rodgers in every single way. And they need to listen to that. You don’t need to be a celebrity quarterback. You need to lead your team to victory. You need to encourage your teammates. You need to do all of those sort of things. And you don’t need to make it about yourself. You don’t need to make it about yourself. And that’s where Russell Wilson and Aaron Rodgers, I believe, go wrong all the time.”

Johnson Is Correct On Both Accounts: Not Earning Those Huge Paychecks

Rodgers’ body language says he doesn’t enjoy playing with his teammates. Then when he talks publicly, he does his best to throw his less experienced teammates under the bus.

When he talks it sounds as if he thinks he’s better and strategically distanced himself from the the team’s struggles by creating his own narrative via various podcasts. Instead of working to find a solution, he just keeps takes his teammates to task.

Russ Looks Out Of It, Like The Money Is Too Good

Wilson acts as if nothing bothers him. The Broncos are 2-5 and haven’t looked good in any game this season. But when you see how Wilson talks and goes about his business, you’d think the team was 5-2 and a real contender. It’s always all great with Wilson, who’s the same after a 30-point win or 30-point loss.

 In many ways, Wilson comes off as phony. He’s been accused not being authentic — an cornball even — by ex teammates and others. If he doesn’t find a way to win, sooner or later, his Broncos teammates may tire of his act. 

Rodgers And Wilson Have Their Work Cut Out For Them This Week:

Any hopes of Rodgers and Wilson getting their respective teams back on track this week don’t look promising. The Packers travel to face the NFL’s top defense in the Bills. 

As for Wilson, he’s facing a struggling Jaguars defense that has the capabilities to be better. The game is in London, and the Jags typically play well across the pond. Wilson will be returning after missing last week’s game, and per reports he was doing exercise in the aisles of the plane as other players slept on the eight-hour flight to Heathrow Airport.

A sign he must be healthy. But as Key stated, all of these Super Bowl-winning veterans need to show leadership, win, lose or draw.