QB Aaron Rodgers - Green Bay Packers
|6-2, 220||Born: 12-2-1983||College: California||Drafted: Round 1, pick 2005|
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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Oct 21): Just when we were questioning whether Rodgers was worth starting, he posts one of the best days of his career without any of his top three receivers at 100%. Give an assist to the Raiders defense, who plays Deshaun Watson this week, but mostly make sure Rodgers is in against Kansas City in Week 8.
General News (Mon Oct 21): completed 25-of-31 passes for 429 yards, five touchdowns and no interceptions in the Week 7 win against the Oakland Raiders, posting a perfect 158.3 quarterback rating. He is the first quarterback in franchise history to finish a game with a perfect passer rating.
Week 8: at Kansas City Chiefs
Detailed matchup analysis coming soon.
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs QB 1, QB 12, QB 24
Aaron Rodgers's percentile rank in each category, among QB with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2019 Week 7 vs OAK (25 / 31 / 429 / 5 / 0 pass, 2 / 6 / 1 rush)
Rodgers didn't complete a pass to a wideout until halfway through the second quarter, but was still making big gains through the air early thanks to his fullback, Jimmy Graham, and a beautiful adjustment by Aaron Jones on his first touchdown pass. His second touchdown was an easy short throw to Jamaal Williams, set up by a pass interference call inside the five on a throw to Jimmy Graham and the third capped a two minute drill to take control of the game after a Derek Carr fumble through the end zone. It was thrown to Jake Kumerow, who tight roped the sideline for the touchdown. Rodgers ran in the fourth touchdown of the game, set up by a long bomb to Marquez Valdes-Scantling. Graham scored the fifth, set up by a leaping Allen Lazard catch inside the five, and the sixth touchdown came on an easy long catch and run by Valdes-Scantling. The offense is coming together as Rodgers looks comfortable and locked in, even without Davante Adams.
2019 Week 6 vs DET (24 / 39 / 283 / 2 / 1 pass, 3 / 10 / 0 rush)
Aaron Rodgers completed 24 of 39 passes for 283 yards and two touchdowns with one interception. Rodgers also ran three times for 10 yards. Playing without Davante Adams for the second straight week, Rodgers was forced to spread the ball out, completing passes to nine different receivers, with eight of them catching two or more passes, but none catching more than four. Rodgers first touchdown pass came with the Packers facing a second and goal from the Lions five yard line. Rodgers took the snap out of the shotgun and motioned for Jamaal Williams to come across the formation from the right inside slot position. Rodgers caught the snap and instantly just dropped the ball in front of him to Williams who was streaking across the formation. Williams got good blocking from his line and receivers, but also stiff-armed one defender before cutting back to the middle of the field and eluding two Lions defenders for a five yard touchdown. While Rodgers will get credited with the touchdown pass, this play was all Williams and his blockers. Rodgers second touchdown pass came with the Lions ahead 22-13, and the Packers offense facing a third and five from the Lions 35 yard line. Rodgers took the snap out of the shotgun and immediately looked to his left, as Lazard was given a free release of the line of scrimmage running a go-route up the left sideline. Rodgers pass was absolutely perfect, on a dime, to Lazard in stride right at the goal line. The pass was out in front of Lazard and at a place where only he could catch it. Considering the fact that the Packers needed to score a touchdown and it was third down, Rodgers gets double credit for making a big-time throw in crunch time. Rodgers did throw an interception in the red zone on the drive preceding this one, but it was far from his fault, as his receiver let the ball bounce off his chest and it popped up directly in front of a Lions defender. Rodgers also led the Packers on a 15 play drive that ate up the last 6:16 of the clock, and allowed the Packers to kick a game winning field goal with no time on the clock as it went through the uprights. Rodgers may not be putting up the type of MVP numbers that he has in the past, but this team is 5-1 because he is finding ways to make just enough plays each week for them to win, despite not having a prolific offense.
2019 Week 5 vs DAL (22 / 34 / 238 / 0 / 0 pass, 4 / -1 / 0 rush)
Aaron Rodgers completed 22 of 34 passes for 238 yards with no touchdowns and no interceptions in the Packers win over the Cowboys on Sunday. Rodgers also rushed four times for (-1) yards. Without Adams in the lineup, Rodgers was not asked to do too much, especially in the red zone with Jones gashing the Cowboys for four touchdowns. The Packers trotted out Allison, Valdes-Scalding and Jake Kumerow, which obviously contributed to Rodgers lackluster stat total. While all three have proven to be capable secondary options, the trio was unable to beat the Cowboys down the field, and there isn't a promising possession receiver among the three. Rodgers was able to manipulate a handful of 18+ yard completions to Valdes-Scalding, Graham, Allison and Robert Tonyan, and all were Rodgers making pinpoint throws to create those plays as opposed to his wide receivers beating their man convincingly. On an 18 yard completion to Valdes-Scalding, Rodgers dropped back and after getting time to survey his targets, hit his receiver right on the hands along the sideline on an out-route. With the Packers backed up to their own 11 yard line late in the first quarter, Rodgers was able to give Graham time to change his route and head up the sideline by scrambling outside the pocket amidst a heavy Cowboys pass rush. The pass went for 23 yards. On the same drive, with the Packers facing a second and eight from the Dallas 49 yard line, Rodgers dropped back and play action faked to Jones. The Cowboys managed to collapse the pocket which sent Rodgers scrambling up the middle. Rodgers nearly lost his footing, but recovered long enough to throw a sidearm pass up the sideline to Tonyan. The pass was high, but up and out in front of his tight end and Tonyan made a fantastic catch, high-pointing the ball along the sideline for a 23 yard gain. This wasn't a prolific performance from Rodgers, but it says something that he was able to take a group of young pass catchers and make enough plays to set up the offense for four offensive touchdowns.
2019 Week 4 vs PHI (34 / 53 / 422 / 2 / 1 pass, 5 / 46 / 0 rush)
Aaron Rodgers completed 34 of 53 passes for 422 yards and two touchdowns with one interception. Rodgers also led the Packers in rushing yards, gaining 46 yards on five carries. It was not the most efficient game given the standards that Rodgers has created for himself, but it was the second most attempts, completions and yards for Rodgers over the last three seasons. Rodgers could have had an even bigger game, but he was robbed of a touchdown when a 58 yard catch and run by Adams was stopped on a diving tackle at the Eagles seven yard line. That extra touchdown would have really made Rodgers fantasy stats look good, but it was nice to see that Rodgers can still put up numbers when the chance at a shootout presents itself. Rodgers first touchdown pass came with the Packers facing a second and 10 from the Eagles 19 yard line. Rodgers took the snap under center and dropped back facing zone coverage by the Eagles. Rodgers looked as though he was going to take off and run, which froze an Eagles defender that was dropping back to the goal line in the middle of the field. As soon as that defender started to move towards him, Rodgers threw a pass on the run to Allison that was perfectly on target. The manipulation of that one defender by Rodgers was artistic, as had he stayed in the pocket, Rodgers would not have had the right angle to throw to Allison, and he would have had a tough time throwing a pass that would have had to go over the shallow defender to Allison, but under the Eagles defenders that were behind his receiver. Rodgers second touchdown pass of the night came with the Packers facing a second and 10 from the Eagles 14 yard line. Rodgers took the snap out of the shotgun and after his drop back was faced with a pocket that was collapsing, as well as an Eagles defender that was running unimpeded through the line. Rodgers took off to the right and then immediately threw on the run. He led tight end Jimmy Graham perfectly, as Graham had started on the inside right slot position and then run a shallow out pattern directly to the sideline. When Graham saw his defender taking a terrible angle towards him he broke up-field, which allowed Rodgers to lead him to the end zone for an easy touchdown catch. While neither of these touchdowns looked terribly difficult, Rodgers was able to create the edge that made the plays look easy. Rodgers only interception came on the last offensive play of the game for the Packers. Rodgers threw a slant to the inside right slot receiver (Valdes-Scalding), but the ball bounced off of Valdes-Scalding's hand and was intercepted in the red zone. I question whether the ball should have been thrown to Davante Adams, however we will revisit that later in this column.
2019 Week 3 vs DEN (17 / 29 / 235 / 1 / 0 pass, 1 / -1 / 0 rush)
Aaron Rodgers completed 17 of 29 passes for 235 yards and one touchdown in the Packers win over the Broncos on Sunday. While the Packers are 3-0 to start the season, the offense has been less than explosive and Rodgers is making just enough plays per game to get the Packers over the hump. Opposing defenses are keying on Davante Adams which is forcing Rodgers to look to his second and third options. Valdes-Scantling has picked up the slack for Adams, and is making plays down the field which have proven to be critical for the Packers wins in the first three weeks. In this game, Rodgers only touchdown pass went to Valdes-Scantling on an offside penalty which gave Rodgers a free play down the field. With the Packers facing a second and six from the Broncos 40 yard line, Rodgers took the snap out of the shotgun. A Broncos defensive lineman jumped the snap and a flag was thrown right as Rodgers was snapping the ball, but he managed to keep his eyes downfield. Rodgers targeted Valdes-Scantling from the left inside-slot position on a deep post to the middle of the field. Rodgers threw a perfect ball out in front of Valdes-Scantling and the receiver made a nice catch for the 40 yard touchdown. Other than this play, Rodgers mainly threw in the short and intermediate sections of the field and moved the Packers down the field methodically, allowing Aaron Jones to punch in two short touchdown runs.
2019 Week 2 vs MIN (22 / 34 / 209 / 2 / 0 pass, 1 / 0 / 0 rush)
Rodgers was successful on a downfield shot to Davante Adams off of play action to open the game and stayed hot through the first quarter as the team opened up a 21 point lead. He was passing well to the backs, including an inside screen to Jamaal Williams that resulted in the first score of the game. He had time to throw on third down on the second scoring drive, hitting Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Davante Adams on third down before finishing with a touchdown that Geronimo Allison climbed the ladder to get. The offense was more conservative after the Packers opened up that lead and the Vikings pass defense was much tighter. Rodgers did get a long pass interference to Davante Adams that won't show up in the box score. He played well and should be even better against easier defenses.
2019 Week 1 vs CHI (18 / 30 / 203 / 1 / 0 pass, 3 / 8 / 0 rush)
Aaron Rodgers completed 18 of 30 passes for 203 yards and a touchdown in the Packers 10-3 win over the Chicago Bears in week one. The Packers managed to beat the Bears with their defense, a surprising outcome given their defensive struggles over the last several seasons. While Rodgers statistics do not look dominant in any way, he did a great job of taking what the Bears defense was giving him which allowed the Packers to consistently win the battle of field position. With the Packers trailing 3-0 to start the 2nd quarter, Rodgers took a shot down the field to emerging second year wide receiver, Marquez Valdes-Scantling. Rodgers took the snap under center, faked the handoff to Aaron Jones and then faked a reverse to Davante Adams before throwing deep to Valdes-Scantling who had a step on his man in the center of the field. The 47 yard completion was the longest play of the day, accounting for nearly 25% of Rodgers total passing yards, while also setting up the Packers for their only touchdown of the game. With the Packers facing a first and eight from the Bears eight yard line, Rodgers took the snap under center with Jimmy Graham and Davante Adams bunched up in the slot on the right side of the formation. Rodgers quickly looked left, then right and then back left again before settling with his weight on his back foot looking as though he was ready to throw the ball away. Instead, Rodgers saw Graham in one on one coverage and gave his tight end a chance to make a play on jump ball. It was an aggressive throw given the Packers relative struggles putting up points, not to mention there were several Bears defenders either even with Graham or behind him in coverage. Luckily the ball was thrown in the right spot and Graham was able to go up and convert the catch for a touchdown, which ended up being the only score the Packers needed to win this game.
Latest NewsPackers | Aaron Rodgers posts a franchise first (Sun Oct 20, 09:09 PM) - Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers completed 25-of-31 passes for 429 yards, five touchdowns and no interceptions in the Week 7 win against the Oakland Raiders, posting a perfect 158.3 QB Rating. He is the first quarterback in franchise history to finish a game with a perfect passer rating. He also rushed for a score, his first of the season. link to story Packers | Limited practice for Aaron Rodgers (Fri Oct 18, 04:49 PM) - Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (knee) was limited during practice Friday, Oct. 18, but is not on the injury report for Week 7. link to story Packers | Week 7 injury report for Green Bay (Fri Oct 18, 04:19 PM) - Green Bay Packers WR Davante Adams (toe) and S Darnell Savage (ankle) did not practice all week and have been ruled out for Week 7 versus the Oakland Raiders. WR Geronimo Allison (concussion, chest) and TE TE Robert Tonyan (hip) did not practice Friday, Oct. 18, and are listed as doubtful. CB Tony Brown (hamstring), DL Kenny Clark (calf/back) and WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling (ankle, knee) were limited in practice Friday and are listed as questionable. TE Jimmy Graham (ankle), QB Aaron Rodgers (knee) and CB Tramon Williams (knee) were also limited Friday but no longer appear on the injury report. OT Bryan Bulaga (non-injury), LB Oren Burks (chest), RB Aaron Jones (shoulder), CB Kevin King (knee, groin), S Will Redmond (shoulder, ankle) and LB Za'Darius Smith (knee) fully participated in practice Friday and have also been removed from the injury report. link to story Packers | Aaron Rodgers limited Thursday (Thu Oct 17, 05:31 PM) - Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (knee) was a limited participant in practice Thursday, Oct. 17. link to story Packers | Limited practice for Aaron Rodgers (Wed Oct 16, 08:14 PM) - Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (knee) was limited during practice Wednesday, Oct. 16. link to story More News
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