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Aaron Rodgers


ABOUT

Full NameAaron Charles Rodgers

BornDecember 2, 1983

Height188cm (6 ft)

NationalityAmerican

RoleQuarterback

ABOUT

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is a prominent member of the team ever since he was drafted in 2005. In his 18 year NFL career he has won 3 NFL Most Valuable Player awards, 3 All-Pro selections, 9 Pro Bowl selections and the 2011 Bert Bell Award (Player of the Year) to his name. Rodgers also holds the record for the most consecutive seasons with a passer rating of over 100.0.


Aaron Rodgers’ Early Life and Background


Rodgers was born in Chico, California on December 2, 1983. He was deeply into football from an early age and set a variety of passing records for Pleasant Valley High School in California. Rodgers did not make it to a Division I college and enrolled at Butte College. During his one year at Butte, Rodgers led the school to a 10-1 record and a No. 2 national ranking. He was also named his conference's MVP. This caught the eye of the University of California, Berkeley. He joined the college as the team’s starter. He entered the NFL draft during his final year at Berkeley.


Who drafted Aaron Rodgers?


Aaron Rodgers was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the 2005 NFL Draft. He was picked number 24 of round 1. Although Rodgers was considered to be one of the top prospects he lasted till pick 24 of the Draft. Wide receiver Roddy White, linebacker Demarcus Ware, linebacker Shawne Merriman and tight end Heath Miller are some of the notable drafts of 2005 along with Aaron Rodgers.


Aaron Rodgers’ NFL Journey


After joining the Packers, Aaron Rodgers was a backup quarterback to Brett Favre for his first two seasons. He became the Packers’ starting quarterback in the 2008 season. In 2010, he earned the Super Bowl MVP as he led the Packers to victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLV. Rodgers was awarded a six-year, $65 million contract extension, and in 2009 his stellar passing continued as he threw for 4,434 yards and 30 touchdowns while leading the Packers to an 11–5 record and a playoff berth. He is the only NFL player ever who in his first two years as a starter was able to achieve consecutive 4,000-yard passing campaigns.


He suffered a fractured collarbone in week 6 of the 2017 season and the Packers missed the playoffs. A revamped Packers squad won 13 games in 2019 as Rodgers threw for 4,002 yards and 26 touchdowns. In the following postseason, Green Bay won their first playoff game but lost to the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC championship game.


In 2021 Aaron Rodgers faced criticism as he allegedly lied about his Covid-19 vaccination status. He maintains an anti-vaccination stand which spouts many false theories and beliefs.

After indications that Rodgers was set to leave the Packers before the start of the 2022 season, he signed another contract extension to keep him in the team for 4 more years. He signed a contract worth $200 million, which is set to pay him $50 million per season.


Aaron Rodgers’ Teams


Green Bay Packers (2005-Present)


Rodgers joined the Green Bay Packers as a replacement for Brett Favre who retired in 2008. Since then Rodgers has impressed as their starting quarterback and is a fan favourite. Nicknamed ‘A-Rod’ by the Packers loyal, Rodgers led the team to their last Super Bowl victory (in 2010). He is a 4 time NFL MVP with the Packers with the most recent MVP award coming in 2021. He has also made it to 10 Pro-Bowls and is part of the 2010 NFL All-Decade Team.


Championships and Rings Won by Aaron Rodgers


Aaron Rodgers has won one Super Bowl Ring with the Green Bay Packers when they won the Super Bowl in 2011. He has also won one Conference Championship ring for winning the National Football Conference Championship in 2010.


Aaron Rodgers Super Bowl Championship Rings


Super Bowl Year Team
XLV2011Green Bay Packers


Aaron Rodgers Championship Rings


ConferenceYear Team
National Football Conference (NFC)2010Green Bay Packers


Aaron Rodgers’ Super Bowl Stats


Total Super Bowl Appearances: 1


Super Bowl Record: 1-0


YearSuper BowlTeamOppositionResultPasses CompletedPasses AttemptedYards Gained (by passing)Passing TouchdownsInterceptions thrown
2011XLVGreen Bay PackersPittsburgh SteelersW, 31-25243930430

Aaron Rodgers Awards and Honours


Awards


YearAwards/Honours
2011Super Bowl MVP
2011, 2014, 2020, 2021NFL MVP
2011, 2014, 2020, 2021All-Pro First Team
2012All-Pro Second Team
2009, 2011, 2012, 2014-16. 2018-2021Pro Bowl
2016, 2020NFL Passing Touchdown Leader
2011, 2012, 2020, 2021NFL Passer Rating Leader
2020NFL Completion Percentage Leader
2010sNFL All-Decade Team
2011Associated Press Athlete of the Year
2011Bert Bell Award


Aaron Rodgers NFL Records


  1. Most consecutive seasons with a passer rating of over 100.0, with 6 (2009–2014)
  2. Most seasons with 35+ touchdown passes (5) (tied)
  3. Most seasons with 40+ touchdown passes (3) (tied)
  4. Most consecutive pass attempts without an interception (402)
  5. Most passing yards in their first five seasons as a starter (21,332)
  6. Fewest attempts to get to 30,000 passing yards, with 3,652
  7. Most touchdown passes of 70+ yards (21)
  8. Most seasons with a passer rating over 100.0 (9)


Aaron Rodgers Net Worth


Aaron Rodgers is slated to be worth around $140 million. He has a limited partnership in the Milwaukee Bucks of the NBA. The insurance company State Farm has a deal with Rodgers worth $2-3 million. His net worth is slated to increase after he signed a four-year contract extension with the Packers which will pay him $50 million per season.


Aaron Rodgers Family


Aaron Rodgers has two brothers. His younger brother Jordan played for the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for a brief time. He used to date actress Olivia Munn from 2014 to 2017 and later also dated NASCAR driver Danica Patrick. He was engaged to be married to actress Shailene Woodley in 2021 after dating her since 2020. They called off their engagement on February 2022.

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