Right? And who was Rodgers throwing to this year? I seem to recall them trading Davante Adams away without providing Rodgers with another #1 receiving threat, the receivers they did have being banged up all season, and making nothing more than a half-assed attempt to grab Claypool at the trade deadline. Imagine looking at this season and thinking it meant Rodgers had fallen off.Brady is a Miami signing away from being a top tier QB again. I have to see him leave the sport before I believe he's bad. But yes, this year him and that team didn't qualify him as "top tier".
Peyton's shockingly fast collapse is the aberration and it undoubtedly had to do with the severity of that neck injury. A steady obvious decline is the norm, and QBs generally retire before their play degrades to the point of turning them into an embarrassment.