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Aaron Rodgers says he's 'not worthy' of being seen as NFL's Michael Jordan

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GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Don't tell Aaron Rodgers he's the Michael Jordan of the NFL.

The Green Bay Packers quarterback doesn't see it.

"Well, I appreciate the kind words," Rodgers said Wednesday. "I don't know if the comparison is ... I'm not worthy of that comparison. I enjoyed watching Michael. I was a big fan as a kid."

It was a reaction to comments first made by Packers quarterback Scott Tolzien, who made the comparison in an interview with ESPN Milwaukee after Rodgers' five-touchdown performance in Monday night's win over the Kansas City Chiefs.

"It's like watching Jordan in his prime," Tolzien said. "He's at the top of his game. He makes it all go."

Rodgers, who grew up in Northern California, said he saw Jordan play in person once. He recalled a game in 1997 against the Sacramento Kings at Arco Arena where he saw Jordan score 33 points.

"It's a nice comparison," Rodgers said. "I'm just trying to be a guy they can count on every week. I know my play is very important to this team, but it takes all the guys that dress playing well for us to win."

Rodgers is off to one of the best starts of his career with 10 touchdowns and no interceptions. He's on pace to set a career best for completion percentage and on Wednesday was named the NFC's offensive player of the week for the 13th time -- a team record and the most by any player in the NFL since 2010.

"I think Tolzien said it best the other day, it's like watching Michael Jordan in his prime," receiver James Jones said. "Every time he goes out there, the dude does something special. Like I've been saying these first three weeks, we're all witnessing something special. We probably won't realize it until he's done and retired how good he was."