QB Aaron Rodgers - Green Bay Packers
|6-2, 220||Born: 12-2-1983||College: California||Drafted: Round 1, pick 2005|
News you need to know
From the upgrade/downgrade report (Tue Oct 16): Rodgers showed no ill effects of his setback against the Lions and put on a show late after the 49ers had frustrated him for a good part of the win. He's an elite QB1 heading into his bye.
General News (Tue Oct 16): said he told the doctor he wants to remove the brace from his knee after the bye week, but he's likely to have another MRI.
Week 7: bye week
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
2018 Week 5 vs DET (32 / 52 / 442 / 3 / 0 pass, 3 / 10 / 0 rush)
Aaron Rodgers completed 32 of 52 passes for 442 yards and three touchdowns in the Packers loss to the Lions on Sunday. Rodgers also ran three times for 10 yards. Rodgers had to put the Packers on his back, once again, with two of his top three receivers out for the week in Randall Cobb and Geranimo Allison. He hardly to blame for the loss though, as Rodgers responded with a monster day and would have pulled off a big win if not for Mason Crosby's FOUR missed field goals. Rodgers was slinging it all over the field, and when he's in a groove passing, he can put the ball in places that few other quarterbacks can. On first and 10 from his own 12 yard line, Rodgers threw a pass to Jimmy Graham running a seem route from the left slot. Deep in your own territory is not the best time to gamble on a throw, but still, Rodgers threw the ball high and out in front of Graham to give him the opportunity to make a play where his defender could not get to it. If he overthrows Graham or it is a tipped ball, it is an interception most of the time and it gives Detroit the ball deep in Packers territory. The pass was perfect and Graham made a really nice play to come down with the catch for a 24 yard gain. Rodgers first touchdown pass went to Valdes-Scantling, with the Packers on the Lions three yard line. Rodgers took the snap out of the shotgun, play-action faked to Williams and then rolled to his left before finding Valdes-Scantling for an easy touchdown, as Rodgers sold the fake so well there was no Lions defender even near him. Rodgers second touchdown pass went to Lance Kendricks, with the Packers on the Lions one yard line. Again, Rodgers play-action faked the handoff and had Kendricks wide open for an easy touchdown pass. His final touchdown pass went to Davante Adams with the Packers on the Lions 12 yard line. Adams ran a masterful route, faking to the middle of the field at the apex and then breaking to the sideline. It was a routine play for Rodgers, who threw Adams the ball in a perfect place to allow Adams to score unimpeded.
2018 Week 4 vs BUF (22 / 40 / 298 / 1 / 1 pass, 5 / 31 / 0 rush)
Aaron Rodgers completed 22 of 40 passes for 298 yards with one touchdown and one interception. Rodgers also picked up an additional 31 yards on the ground on five carries. Despite the relatively easy victory, Rodgers and the Packers offense was not as sharp as we've seen them in the past, as this game could have easily been put away by the middle of the third quarter. With Randall Cobb inactive for this game, the Packers #3 receiver position was given to Marquez Valdes-Scalding, a rookie who was taken in this past draft by the Packers. Scalding didn't see many opportunities come his way, catching only one pass for 38 yards, but he was the source of a visibly frustrated Rodgers after what appeared to be Scalding cutting off his route prematurely. Speaking of which, Rodgers was quite upset in the locker room, lamenting the missed chances that the Packers had all day. From Rodgers perspective, he had reason to be frustrated, as he was putting the ball where it needed to be for much of the game, but his receivers were not coming up with tough catches, and they were missing some routine ones as well. Rodgers only touchdown pass came to Jimmy Graham on what was a quick out-route from the three yard line. The throw and the catch were routine, although it is nice to know that Rodgers is going to look Graham's way in the red one, as that is why they went out and signed him this off-season.
2018 Week 3 vs WAS (27 / 44 / 265 / 2 / 0 pass, 2 / 13 / 0 rush)
Aaron Rodgers completed 27 of 44 passes for 265 yards and two touchdowns, while also rushing two times for 13 yards in the Packers loss to the Redskins on Sunday. The Packers were down 7-0 before they even tied their shoes on Sunday, as the Redskins Paul Richardson scored on a 42 yard reception with only two minutes off the clock in the 1st quarter. The Redskins scored again (two minutes left in the 1st quarter) and again (two minutes left in the 2nd quarter) to go up 21-10 by the end of the first half. The game script called for Rodgers to throw the ball a lot after getting down 18 points, and the Redskins played very good containment defense, holding the Packers to short gains. With the exception of Geranimo Allison's 64 yard touchdown, the Packers did not have a play of 20+ yards. With two minutes and change left in the 1st half, Rodgers lined up in the shotgun formation. With Allison lined up in the slot-right, Rodgers took the snap and baited the safety with a pump fake to Allison, who was running an up-in-up double move. The pump fake worked beautifully, the safety came up to make the play and Allison ran right by him, catching an easy Rodgers pass for a 64 yard touchdown. Rodgers second touchdown pass came with the Packers on the four yard line. With four wide, Rodgers took the snap out of the shotgun and delivered a quick pass to Adams who was running a flat crossing route that utilized a pick from the inside receiver. Adams did the work of pushing his defender across the goal line for the score. This was a game that got away from Rodgers and the Packers, but you have to give credit to the Redskins defense, who knew exactly how to play the Packers offense to contain them in the 2nd half.
2018 Week 2 vs MIN (30 / 42 / 281 / 1 / 0 pass, 3 / 8 / 0 rush)
Aaron Rodgers completed 30 of 42 passes for 281 yards and a touchdown while also rushing three times for eight yards. Rodgers only touchdown pass of the game came at the start of the second quarter to Davante Adams. With Rodgers operating out of the shotgun, Adams ran a shallow out-route to the left sideline where Rodgers put the pass quickly, giving Adams time to turn and face his defender while cutting back twice back to the inside of the field for the touchdown. It was a standard throw from Rodgers, but Adams deserves some credit for eluding two defenders. Part of Rodgers mystique is that he makes things look so easy, and this game was really no different, although his receivers did a good job of getting open and making things easy on Rodgers. Even Jimmy Graham, who is not as spry as he once was, got great separation on his biggest gain of the day, a 35 yard reception where Rodgers made a routine throw up the right sideline. Rodgers moved the offense well enough to allow Mason Crosby to convert five field goals, but ultimately a tie against the Vikings was a poor outcome for a Packers team that controlled this game until deep in the 4th quarter.
2018 Week 1 vs CHI (20 / 30 / 286 / 3 / 0 pass, 1 / 15 / 0 rush)
In a game that will live on in Packers folklore for quite some time, Aaron Rodgers completed 20 of 30 passes for 286 yards and three touchdowns, while also rushing once for 15 yards. This game was special because Rodgers was injured in the first half and had to be helped off the field, leading to DeShone Kizer coming in for seven passes, one of which was intercepted. At halftime, the Packers had little to be happy about, they were down 20-0 and Rodgers was injured. Like Superman donning his cape though, Rodgers heroically came back in the game to lead the Packers to a field goal and three touchdowns in the 4th quarter. Rodgers first touchdown pass came on a 39 yard strike to Geronimo Allison. Rodgers was given time in the pocket and ignored the pressure mounting around him long enough to throw a deep ball across the field to Allison in the right corner of the end zone. It was a perfect throw and Allison did a good job of getting his feet down and holding onto the ball. Rodgers struck again on the next possession, first by completing a 51 yard pass down the left sideline to Davante Adams, where he had to throw a touch pass to hit Adams in stride. Adams did a great job of shaking off the initial tackle and then gaining another 40 or so yards after the catch. Three plays later, Rodgers and Adams struck again, this time for a touchdown. Rodgers got the ball out to Adams on the left sideline, and Adams turned around with no defender on him, but was met by three Bears defenders who were between him and the end zone. Adams threw a nifty fake to the inside and then cut back to the sideline, while bullying a Bears defender into the end zone for a touchdown. With two minutes and 29 seconds left in the game, and the Packers down six points, Rodgers found Randall Cobb for a 75 yard game-winning touchdown. Rodgers gets some credit for extending the play in the pocket, but the rest was all Cobb. Rodgers hit Cobb in the middle of the field, just past the first down marker. Cobb was able to turn around with no defender on him, as the Bears made a colossal coverage error, as there was no defender within ten yards of Cobb. Cobb was able to score a 75 yard touchdown up the middle of the field, without so much as being touched by a Bears defender until a late dive at the one yard line.
Latest NewsPackers | Aaron Rodgers looking to shed brace (Tue Oct 16, 08:34 AM) - Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (knee) said he told the doctor he wants to remove the brace from his knee after the bye week, but he's likely to have another MRI. Our View: The knee brace hasn't been bothering Rodgers as he's still been moving around well and firing touchdown passes off left and right. The Packers have a bye after a win on Monday night against the 49ers. When they return to practice, we should see Rodgers without his brace as he's nearing 100 percent.
link to story Packers | Aaron Rodgers goes over 400 yards (Mon Oct 15, 11:49 PM) - Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers completed 25-of-46 passes for 425 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in the Week 6 game against the San Francisco 49ers on Monday, Oct. 15. link to story Packers | Aaron Rodgers likes Monday nights (Sat Oct 13, 10:00 PM) - Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers faces the San Francisco 49ers at home on Monday Night Football in Week 6, and Rodgers is 5-1 with 16 touchdowns and two interceptions when playing at home on Monday Night Football. link to story Packers | Aaron Rodgers ready to play (Sat Oct 13, 02:46 PM) - Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (knee) fully participated in practice Saturday, Oct. 13, and is not on the injury report for Week 6. The Packers did not hold a practice Saturday, so his practice participation is an estimation. link to story Packers | Aaron Rodgers practices in full (Fri Oct 12, 05:19 PM) - Updating a previous report, Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (knee) was able to take part in a full practice session Friday, Oct. 12. link to story More News
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