QB Aaron Rodgers - Green Bay Packers
|6-2, 220||Born: 12-2-1983||College: California||Drafted: Round 1, pick 24|
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General News (Thu Feb 1): said he was not even consulted before former quarterbacks coach, and current Cincinnati Bengals quarterbacks coach, Alex Van Pelt was fired, adding that the decision was "interesting." Rodgers said he had a close connection with Van Pelt.
General News (Thu Feb 1): said on Thursday, Feb. 1, his collarbone is fine.
Week 21: bye week
Recent Game Summaries
2017 Week 15 vs CAR (26 / 45 / 290 / 3 / 3 pass, 6 / 43 / 0 rush)
Any notion Aaron Rodgers was riding in on a white horse to save the Packers season was pretty thoroughly dashed by this game. While he did find the end zone three times, he also found the other team's defense three times. Rodgers looked rusty on more throws than looked good on. All three of his interceptions were flat out bad throws and/or bad decisions. His first came when he was under pressure, and rather than take a sack or throw the ball away he threw off his back foot and it was picked off. His other two picks were under and overthrown respectively, and he missed on a lot of other passes as well. Simply put, his timing isn't all there yet. That's not to say we didn't see any of the old Rodgers, though. His touchdown to Randall Cobb in the second quarter showed off his unreal escapability as he fled the pocket and found a wide-open Cobb for a pass. Cobb did a lot of the heavy lifting after that, but he doesn't get the score if Rodgers takes a sack there.
2017 Week 6 vs MIN (2 / 4 / 18 / 0 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush)
Midway through the first quarter, Aaron Rodgers was driven to the ground by Minnesota's Anthony Barr during a tackle. He was carted off and later the team said he had broken his collarbone. While it is possible he returns this season, it's unlikely.
2017 Week 5 vs DAL (19 / 29 / 221 / 3 / 0 pass, 4 / 32 / 0 rush)
Never give Aaron Rodgers the last say in a football game--something the Dallas Cowboys should know by now. They gave Rodgers that in this game though, and it burned them as Rodgers hit Davante Adams for a 12-yard touchdown pass with 16 seconds left in the game, taking the Packers to victory. The score capped a 9-play, 75 yard drive which took 1:02 off the board and saw Rodgers buy time--including an 18-yard first down--with his legs. This was a day where Rodgers didn't get the ball as much, because Dallas held the ball for 35:06 compared to Green Bay's 24:54. Still, what chances he got, Rodgers made the most of. On the game winning touchdown, Rodgers kept it simple. He took a three step drop and immediately looked to his left, seeing Davante Adams heading for the end zone. While the defensive coverage wasn't bad, Rodgers still made the throw, aiming for Adams' backside shoulder. Adams jumped up and caught the ball, easily keeping both feet in as he did.
2017 Week 4 vs CHI (18 / 26 / 179 / 4 / 0 pass, 1 / -1 / 0 rush)
While Rodgers didn't pile on the yards on Thursday, he was about as dominant as we've ever seen him through parts of the game. That he did it while missing huge chunks of his offensive line makes it even more impressive. Of course, a bunch of his throws came on the run because of that, but he executed them almost perfectly. Despite some great throws for touchdowns, perhaps his most impressive ended up on the two-yard line. On the play, a 58-yard catch and run with favorite target Jordy Nelson, Rodgers faked the handoff to running back Aaron Jones, then scrambled away from pressure, heading up towards the line of scrimmage before uncorking a 45-yard throw to Nelson. It was a perfect pass, and one which Nelson, after two Bears defenders whiffed on the tackle, took to the 2-yard line. The Bears aren't exactly a defense bringing torrid pressure on the pass rush, and the Packers will face some tougher defenses, but as this game proved again, as long as Rodgers is healthy and mobile, Green Bay is a dangerous offensive team.
2017 Week 3 vs CIN (28 / 42 / 313 / 3 / 1 pass, 4 / 23 / 0 rush)
The first half was an abysmal game by Rodgers no matter what standards you use, but in the end Rodgers did Rodgers things and salvaged a win.. Rodgers was sacked five times, pressured far more and threw a pick six in the first half, while totaling just 73 yards. The Cincinnati Bengals, who had seemed toothless in the first two games of the year, pinned their ears back and hammered a wounded offensive line. The pick six was perhaps something Rodgers should have spotted as a possibility--as Bengals defensive back Williams Jackson jumped the route but was clearly lurking before that. Normally, that might be the sort of throw Rodgers threw a bit harder or put it where only Jordy Nelson could touch it, but Nelson had to come back a little for it and the ball didn't come out with as much force as we often see. When Williams picked it off, there was nobody between him and the end zone. Things settled down in the second half, as the banged up offensive line did a little better blocking, the Bengals played a more conservative style of defense and Rodgers caught his second wind, bootlegging and getting outside the pocket more effectively. He hit Nelson for two touchdowns, both nearly at the Bengals' goal line. On the first touchdown, Rodgers rolled out to his right, then acted as if he was going to run the ball in. The corner bit and stepped up, leaving Nelson wide open in the end zone. Rodgers hit Nelson again on a short out to tie the game with just 17 seconds left in the game, sending it to overtime. After a quick three and out for Cincinnati, Rodgers dropped back in the pocket and spied Geronimo Allison streaking down the sideline, well ahead of cornerback Adam Jones. Rodgers hit Allison in stride, and then Allison dodged Jones three times as he got to the 7-yard line.
2017 Week 2 vs ATL (33 / 50 / 343 / 2 / 1 pass, 2 / 8 / 0 rush)
Sunday night's loss to the Atlanta Falcons is likely to bring some flashbacks to Packers fans from the early portion of the 2016 season. Then, receiver Jordy Nelson was hurt, and Aaron Rodgers seemed to struggle without him. This time, Nelson left early in the first quarter but the offense looked just as disjointed during the first half as it did last time Nelson was out, at least for the first half. Rodgers was also missing both his left and right tackles, and Randall cobb was banged up for a stretch as well. All that made for a bad first half for the quarterback, as he passed for just 85 yards and threw a pick. The second half started off much the same way, as the Falcons closed in on Rodgers on the Packers' second play of the half and the quarterback tried to throw the ball away, only to have it go backwards, making it a live ball. The Falcons scooped it up and ran it back for a touchdown. Things did improve a little for the Packers after that, but that's in part because the Falcons were playing a softer defense. Rodgers was 23 of 32 for 258 yards and two touchdowns in the second half, but that was merely a result of trying to avoid giving up a big momentum-turning gain and being less aggressive. Rodgers did manage to burn them deep on his 33-yard touchdown pass to Davante Adams, where the receiver gained good separation with a sharp stutter step, and Rodgers dropped the ball just ahead of Adams, who dove and reeled it in. The other passing touchdown was a simple shovel pass to Montgomery. Neither score made much of a difference, as the Packers were too far behind to catch up.
2017 Week 1 vs SEA (28 / 42 / 311 / 1 / 1 pass, 7 / 21 / 0 rush)
The Packers offense has started slow the last few years and things looked to be going that way again early in this game., but Aaron Rodgers hung in there and eventually his receivers woke up. Rodgers did see a lot of pressure throughout the game, and was sacked four times, three of them coming in the second quarter. The offensive line did a better job in the second half, though, and between Rodgers' ability with his legs and the improved line play, the passing offense really took off. There were signs it was primed to, as despite the pressure Rodgers managed to pass for 153 yards and, more critically, eight first downs. He was picked off once, but that was balanced out by Rodgers' consistent ability to bark the aggressive Seahawks defensive line offsides and get a free play. Eventually, Rodgers had chipped away enough at the Seattle defense to where they gave up a touchdown to Jordy Nelson. It actually came on one of Rodgers' free plays as well, as he caught the Seahawks with too many men on the field and risked a deep throw down the middle of the field where he got the ball to Nelson for the score. One thing to note about Rodgers' ending stats. While he only ended the day with one pick, he had two nullified by penalties. While they were a credit to the defense the Seahawks plays, it is unusual to see Rodgers dodge that many bullets in a game and a sign that, in some ways, Rodgers and the passing offense seemed just as off as they were early last year.
Latest NewsPackers | Aaron Rodgers to begin contract talks? (Fri Feb 16, 10:08 PM) - Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers' contract extension will likely be a priority this offseason, according to Pete Dougherty of USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin, and Dougherty believes Rodgers will sign a record-setting deal. link to story
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