Aaron Rodgers is a professional American football player in the National Football League (NFL). He is the starting quarterback for the Green Bay Packers. Due to the multitude of awards and records to his name, Rodgers is known as one of the greatest quarterbacks in the history of the game.
After playing his college ball with California, he was selected by the Packers as the 24th overall pick in round one of the 2005 NFL Draft.
Born on December 2, 1983 in Chico, California, Rodgers he had talent for basketball, baseball, and football even at a young age. At California, he started for two seasons, completing 63.8-percent of his passes for 43 touchdowns and a rating of 150.27. Rodgers tossed 13 interceptions. Also, he rushed for eight scores.
In three years with Green Bay, he’s played in seven games. During that time, Rodgers has thrown 59 passes and completed 35. He’s thrown one touchdown and one pick. In three seasons, he’s passed for 329 yards and earned a rating of 73.3 while completing 59.3-percent of his passes.
He was selected by the Green Bay Packers during the 2005 NFL Draft. He served as the backup quarterback to Brett Favre from 2005 to 2007. Rodgers became the starter quarterback when Favre announced his retirement and his subsequent transfer to New York Jets.
Rodgers set the third-longest pass attempts without an interception record in 2008. By 2009, he had the third highest passer rating and the second highest passing yardage in team history. In 2010, he was instrumental in the victory of the Packers in the NFC Championship. The team also won Super Bowl XLV, and Rodgers was named the MVP.
In 2012 he was the top ranked player in the NFL but slid down to sixth place in 2013. By the next season, he was named as the NFC Offensive Player of the year and the AP NFL Most Valuable Player of the Year. While 2015 was considered a down year for Rodgers, he was still ranked 6th in the league.
Rodgers regained his momentum in 2016 when he became the league leader with 40 touchdowns. He suffered from a collarbone injury the following season. Rodgers’ performance was also hampered by a knee injury in the 2018 season and he also suffered from a concussion during the season finale.
Rodgers, who looks to be the future of the Packers and the heir to Brett Favre, possesses superb arm strength, offers refined mechanics and utilizes a quick release. His six-foot-two, 220-pound frame is athletic and strong. Along with being able to throw the long ball, he’s got a fine touch when it comes to working the ball into tight spots and hitting the short and mid-range pass.