Vikings player actually says something nice about Packers player
Aaron Rodgers, Jared Allen.Photo: Image by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
MINNEAPOLIS - Stop the presses! A member of the Vikings is actually saying something nice about the Packers!
On Sports Illustrated's MMQB site, Vikings defensive end Jared Allen gave wide receiver Jordy Nelson lots of credit where credit is due.
"I think Jordy Nelson is one of the most underrated guys in the NFL. He doesn’t get as much credit as he deserves. He should’ve been on the Pro Bowl team a couple of years ago and he wasn’t even on the ballot," said Allen.
Regarding the "rarity" of such a cross-rival complement: we kid, of course.
Players from rival teams are often complimentary to each other, and not just in the way of trying to butter someone up before trying to pulverize them to smithereens.
They're most often genuine about it, and Jared Allen seems like a genuine and good guy whom Packers fans don't like for six hours every year.
It's not out of character for Allen to give credit where credit is due, solely for its own sake.
So we do the same for Allen, the guy who Packers fans prefer to hunt wild animals instead of Aaron Rodgers.
Scroll through the photo gallery above for images of Jared Allen from games where the Packers beat his Vikings.