Quarterbacks can make or break a football. Among the elite quarterbacks who have played in the National Football League (NFL), Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers are two of the very best. With 7 Super Bowl wins in 22 NFL seasons, Tom Brady is regarded as the greatest of all. However, discounting Aaron Rodgers is simply not possible keeping in mind that he is statistically the best passer that the league has ever seen. Many football fans claim that Rodgers might have gone down as the best in history if he had the proper support from his team, something which Brady got. Here is a look at the performances of both quarterbacks to decide whether it is Brady or Rodgers who comes out ahead in the battle between the two.
Tom Brady vs Aaron Rodgers Regular Season Stats
|Yards Per Season||Touchdowns per Season||Interceptions thrown per Season||Avg. Completion Percentage||Avg. Wins||Avg. Losses||Avg. Times Sacked|
Aaron Rodgers edges past Brady in terms of passing accuracy and the number of touchdowns thrown per season. Brady is ahead of Rodgers in terms of wins and passing yards thrown per season. Aaron Rodgers has won two back to back NFL MVP awards in 2020 and 2021 but lags behind Brady in terms of regular-season success. The two quarterbacks excel in different areas of the game. Rodgers is a more accurate passer while Brady is a clutch player who has won more games and made more fourth-quarter comebacks for his team.
Tom Brady vs Aaron Rodgers Playoff Stats
|Playoff Games||Record||Avg. Yards per Game||Touch-downs per game||Intercep-tions thrown per game||Avg. Completion percentage||Avg. wins per playoff berth||Avg. losses per playoff berth||Avg. times sacked|
Brady overshadows most quarterbacks in the NFL in terms of playoff appearances and he holds the record for the most number of playoff wins as a quarterback. Brady has appeared in the playoffs 19 times and even ended up winning the Conference Championship seven times. Rodgers is a more accurate passer in the postseason games but has only 12 appearances and won only one Conference Championship.
Tom Brady vs Aaron Rodgers Superbowl Stats
|Super Bowl Games||Record||Avg. Yards||Touchdowns||Interceptions||Avg. Completion percentage||Avg. Passer Rating|
In terms of Super Bowl appearances and wins, Tom Brady overshadows Aaron Rodgers who has only one Super Bowl appearance. Brady is a seven-time Super Bowl winner and his average completion percentage in Super Bowl games is even greater than Rodgers’ one Super Bowl game. Brady is the best quarterback in the league in terms of Super Bowl performances.
Tom Brady vs Aaron Rodgers Postseason Stats
As a starter, Aaron Rodgers had made it to the playoffs 12 times and Brady has made it to the playoffs 19 times. Playoffs are the end goal of a regular season for any team, and both quarterbacks have had their fair share of playoff games. Tom Brady has the most number of playoff appearances as a quarterback and has been in a top-four team for 70% of his career. Aaron Rodgers has missed the playoffs for almost a quarter of his career and has been in a top-four team for only 50% of his career. Brady is a playoff success compared to Rodgers.
Aaron Rodgers Playoff Stats
Lost in the Wild Card game on 2 of his 12 appearances; 16.6%
Lost in the Divisional game on 4 of his 12 appearances; 33.3%
Lost in the Conference Championship game in 5 of 12 appearances; 41.6%
Won the Super Bowl one time out of 12 appearances; 8.3%
Tom Brady Playoff Stats
Lost in the Wild Card game 3 of 20 times; 15%
Lost in the Divisional game 3 of 20 times; 15%
Lost in the Conference Championship game 4 of 20 times; 20%
Lost in the Super Bowl 3 of 20 times; 15%
Won the Super Bowl 7 of 20 times; 35%