Aaron Rodgers

Aaron Charles Rodgers (born December 2, 1983) is an American football quarterback for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL). Rodgers played college football at California, where he set several career passing records, including lowest single-season and career interception rates. He was selected in the first round of the 2005 NFL Draft by the Packers.
  • Ten Thoughts on the NFL and the Bears
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    Ten Thoughts on the NFL and the Bears

    1) The Pittsburgh Steelers dropped a tough one in their home opener, 28-26 to the Seattle Seahawks, but losing their quarterback for the remainder of 2019 is likely going to doom their entire season. Ben Roethlisberger went on injured reserve with an elbow injury, which will make it next to impossible for them to climb out of the 0-2 hole they find themselves in. Backup QB Mason Rudolph had some nice moments in relief of Big Ben, but to expect him to get the Steelers back in the AFC North race is a tough sell. 2) Right now it's the 2-0 Baltimore Ravens that lead the AFC North, but I'd like to see them play a better defense before anointing Lamar Jackson as the next big thing. They've knocked

  • Studs and duds from Packers' 21-16 win over Vikings in Week 2
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    Studs and duds from Packers' 21-16 win over Vikings in Week 2

    The Green Bay Packers are 2-0 after taking down the Minnesota Vikings at Lambeau Field Sunday, using a fast start on offense and a strong finish by the defense to produce the Week 2 victory. Here are the studs and duds from the Packers' 21-16 win: CB Jaire Alexander: He lost the deep ball touchdown to Stefon Diggs in the sun and also lost out at the catch point on an impressive third-down catch by Adam Thielen, but Alexander was otherwise fantastic. He broke up or disrupted at least five different passing plays and was close to perfect in man coverage. On one play in the first half, he jumped the slant inside, broke off coverage into the flat in a flash and knocked the ball out on a pass attempt

  • scout.com

    Aaron Rodgers is Projected to Be the #9 QB the Rest of the 2019 Season...Behind Carson Wentz and Ahead of Cam Newton

    REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK Expect Aaron Rodgers to be a reliable fantasy starter the rest of the season. His 326 projected fantasy points puts him at #9 behind Carson Wentz and ahead of Cam Newton. He has averaged 21.77 fantasy points in his past 18 games. Our projected per game average is virtually the same. His projected per game average is 21.7 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#10) is worse than his rank based on total fantasy points. He is owned in 100% of fantasy leagues so everyone expects him to be an elite quarterback. He is not projected for elite value. Aaron Rodgers is expected to come up slightly short of last season's #8 fantasy position rank. WEEKLY OUTLOOK

  • Once scrutinized mobile QBs now set to provide NFL star power as Big Ben, Drew Brees exits near
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    Once scrutinized mobile QBs now set to provide NFL star power as Big Ben, Drew Brees exits near

    The same thing that used to be a point of scrutiny, especially for black quarterbacks, is now the very thing that helps them become the ultimate playmakers

  • Packer defense holds strong in win over Minnesota
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    Packer defense holds strong in win over Minnesota

    GREEN BAY, WI (WSAU) -- Three early touchdowns held up for the Green Bay Packers as they downed the Minnesota Vikings 21-16 Sunday afternoon. Aaron Rodgers found Jamaal Williams for a 15-yard touchdown pass less than three minutes into the first quarter before many fans had found their seats at Lambeau Field, giving Green Bay the early 7-0 lead. That would stretch to 14-0 after Rodgers threw a 12-yard dart over the middle to Geronimo Allison. Aaron Jones closed out the Packers scoring with a two-yard TD plunge which capped off a 4 play, 33-yard drive early in the 2nd. The Vikings made it a 21-10 game at the half thanks to Dalvin Cook who scampered 75 yards to the house to make the score 21-7.

  • NFL: Antonio Brown, Big Ben in decline and marvellous Mahomes
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    NFL: Antonio Brown, Big Ben in decline and marvellous Mahomes

    We run through the talking points from the NFL’s second week.

  • 'Gotta Start Faster': Vikings Prep For Raiders Game After Loss To Packers
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    'Gotta Start Faster': Vikings Prep For Raiders Game After Loss To Packers

    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minnesota Vikings are dusting themselves off after getting run over by the Green Bay Packers and are getting ready for the Oakland Raiders. Whatever could go wrong, did go wrong — at least in early in the game. Though the team said nothing the Packers did surprised them, defense sure looked unprepared giving up touchdowns on the Packers' first three possessions. The Vikings' offense was just as bad. Outside of one play — Dalvin Cook's terrific touchdown run — every possession ended in a three-and-out, turnover, or missed field goal until there was just 42 seconds left in the first half. Of course, there was a missed field goal and a blocked extra point, too — all three

  • KWWL Iowa

    Packers ride Rodgers' hot start to 21-16 win over Vikings

    GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers threw two early touchdowns and the Green Bay Packers held on for a 21-16 win over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. On a day when the Packers honored late Hall of Famer Bart Starr at halftime, Rodgers put on quite a show — particularly early. Rodgers completed nine of his first 10 passes for 134 yards and two touchdowns and had a perfect 158.3 rating through the first quarter. He finished 22 of 34 for 209 yards. The Packers improved to 2-0 under new coach Matt LaFleur after opening the NFL's 100th season with a victory at rival Chicago. They also beat the Vikings (1-1) for the fifth time in the past seven games at Lambeau Field. Kevin King intercepted Cousins

  • Confusion about what down it was cost Packers FG attempt at end of first half
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    Confusion about what down it was cost Packers FG attempt at end of first half

    The Packers beat the Vikings 21-16 on Sunday afternoon, but they may have had an even bigger lead to protect down the stretch if not for some confusion near the end of the first half. An Aaron Rodgers pass to Geronimo Allison on third down was ruled short of the sticks, but Rodgers thought that [more]

  • Aaron Rodgers starts fast, finishes slow as Packers hang on
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    Aaron Rodgers starts fast, finishes slow as Packers hang on

    Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer Close Covered Packers for Green Bay Press-Gazette from 1997-2013 Two-time Wisconsin Sportswriter of the Year as selected by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association Follow on Twitter GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Well, at least the Green Bay Packers and Aaron Rodgers started fast this time. Now they have to work on their finish. And by the looks of things in Sunday's 21-16 win over the Minnesota Vikings, Rodgers and first-year coach Matt LaFleur have some long days and nights ahead of them. Clad with a playcalling cheat sheet on his left wrist to help LaFleur get the calls in more quickly, Rodgers carved up the Vikings on the way to three consecutive touchdowns

  • Higley football's Marcus Edwards meets Packers QB Aaron Rodgers through Make-A-Wish
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    Higley football's Marcus Edwards meets Packers QB Aaron Rodgers through Make-A-Wish

    While fighting through two surgeries and two strokes last year, Gilbert Higley football's Marcus Edwards received a signed football from Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, his idol. Edwards, now a senior, traveled to Green Bay this weekend to get to meet Rodgers, his wish granted through the Arizona Make-A-Wish Foundation. On Friday, he met Rodgers, toured Lambeau Field, went to the Packers' practice and had lunch with the players. On Sunday, before the Packers take on the Minnesota Vikings, Edwards will get to be on the sideline during warmups. "It was really fun, a great experience to go out and do something not a lot of people get a chance to do," Edwards said from Green Bay. "It's a once-in-a-lifetime

  • Aaron Rodgers wearing his playbook, Packers off to hot start,
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    Aaron Rodgers wearing his playbook, Packers off to hot start,

    The Packers offense didn't perform the way they'd hoped in the opener, so quarterback Aaron Rodgers and coach Matt LaFleur are getting on the same page. And Rodgers is wearing it. The Packers quarterback took the field with a large play-sheet reference on his wristband, and it apparently works. The Packers drove for a quick touchdown drive and a 7-0 lead over the Vikings, with Rodgers looking sharp. The first play was a 39-yard strike to Davante Adams, and they only needed three more plays to find the end zone. the four-play, 75-yard drive took just two minutes and 10 seconds. Rodgers and LaFleur continue to get to know each other, so having the plays listed on his arm should only help speed