Aaron Rodgers opens up about his need for “low sweat ratio and solid butt height” in a center
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The center crouching down and snapping the ball between his legs to the quarterback: It’s probably occurred to every fan that this might be a sort of awkward. But, we all just assume these guys are pros and that they just do it without any regard for the hands-to-ass proximity involved with the situation. Hold that thought: Aaron Rodgers revealed to Larry Brown Sports that a whole lot more graphic, unsavory consideration goes into what makes a center a perfect match for a quarterback: “Low sweat ratio and solid butt height.”
Rodgers explained that a center needs to “have a good height, and I’m talking about where his butt rests.” This is so Rodgers can feel comfortable in his stance, not too low and not too high. The second, more important factor Rodgers revealed is how much the center—mainly the center’s butt—sweats. He said that on a hot day, “That is not a situation you wanna be in. You gotta change pants at halftime,” before going on to out a Packers backup center as a voracious butt-sweater, and to describe the unpleasantness of taking a snap and having perspiration splash all over you, your hands, and the ball.
Say all you want about “too much information,” but Rodgers being willing to discuss the gritty details of what he wants out of a center just shows how cool he is with us and in general. Dude’s a genius.