Jaguars QB Jordan Rodgers: Aaron 'cheap-shots a lot' in basketball

By John Breech | CBSSports.com

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Unless they're on the basketball court, Jordan Rodgers is usually looking to brother Aaron for guidance. (USATSI)

If you have an older brother and you've ever played him in a game of one-on-one basketball, you probably know that he always wins, because older brothers always win. You also know that if they don't win, then they foul to make up for not winning.

New Jaguars quarterback Jordan Rodgers, 24, has experienced this same problem with his older brother, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who's 29.

"I'm a lot more athletic and he cheap-shots a lot," Jordan said of Aaron via the Florida Times-Union. "His thing is to post me up, bang the ball down, throw a couple elbows and put it in the bucket. There's no ref out there, so that's how it goes."

Jordan would probably like to move the rivalry on the basketball court to the football field, but first he has to make an NFL roster. After going undrafted, Jordan signed with the Jaguars, a team that has all kinds of questions at quarterback. Last year's starters -- Chad Henne (1-5) and Blaine Gabbert (1-9) -- led Jacksonville to a 2-14 record.

The younger Rodgers may not have the experience of Henne and Gabbert, but he has a resource Henne and Gabbert don't have: Aaron.

"Being able to embrace that shadow per se I live under, I've been able to use it to my advantage," Jordan said. "I've got the best resource any football player could have and no one is going to be more genuinely invested in helping me get better than he is."

Jordan will most likely be competing with another undrafted free agent -- former Arizona quarterback Matt Scott -- for a spot on the Jaguars roster. Then one day, Jordan hopes to be as successful as Aaron.

"That's obviously the goal, obviously the dream," Jordan said.

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