NFL Profile: Aaron Rodgers

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Caleb White, Online Editor

Voted league MVP by the Associated Press for the 2011, 2014, 2020 and 2021 NFL seasons, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is commonly held to be one of the greatest football players of all time. Maybe even the greatest. 

In a battle between Rodgers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady last Sunday, Rodgers came out on top, with the Packers defeating the Buccaneers 14-12 at Raymond James Stadium on Sept. 25. Fans were quick to debate his potential GOAT status on social media following the win. 

“AR12 > TB12,” read a Twitter caption from Bleacher Report, referring to both Aaron Rodgers’ and Tom Brady’s numbers.

His fellow teammates also gave him well-deserved praise. 

“He’s amazing, how he controls the ball,” Green Bay Packers receiver Sammy Watkins said in an NFL report. “How he puts everyone in place. I’ve been with a lot of quarterbacks, and I’ve never seen them carry themselves like Aaron Rodgers.”

After 38-year-old Rodgers was awarded the AP MVP in 2021, he became just the second player in NFL history to win MVP four times. Rodgers led Green Bay to its third consecutive 13-win season with 4,115 yards passing for 37 touchdowns to just four interceptions, the third-highest TD-INT ratio in NFL history. 

Rodgers also had comebacks during the 2021 season, having a 71.8 completion percentage, a 14:2 TD-INT ratio and a 126.1 passer rating. Commonly seen within the top 20 of the Top 100 report since it began, Rodgers became the highest-paid player in NFL history annually after his 17th season.

 

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