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31 Motivating Facts About Aaron Rodgers Every Fan Should Know


Aaron Rodgers, deemed to the best quarterback in the whole worlds, is on an incredible pace to shatter every NFL record out there, and make his own. With one Super Bowl victory, the 2x NFL MVP has the best touchdown-to-interception ratio in NFL history. Despite all the fame and fortune, there’s very little that fans actually know about the Green Bay Packers quarterback. Here is a compilation of some amazing facts about the NFL great for the fans to know more than just his stats:

  1. A Green Bay Packers’ quarterback sporting a jersey number 12, was honored with a day of his own in Wisconsin, for his actions on and off the field. The Wisconsin Legislature, declared December 12, 2012, as ‘Aaron Rodgers Day.’
  2. Rodger is considered as one of the greatest quarterback who led Green Bay Packers of the National Football League to a Super Bowl championship in 2011.
  3. He was born Aaron Charles Rodgers on December 2, 1983, in Chico, California, to English, Irish and German ancestry couples, Darla Leigh and Edward Wesley Rodgers. He has an older brother, Luke and a younger brother, Jordan.
  4. With his father, a Chico State Wildcats professional for inspiration, Rodgers, took to football from an early age. By the age of two, he was able to sit silently and watch an entire NFL game. At the age of five he could pick out different football formations on TV and throw a football through a hanging tire.
  5. Before he was a Hail-Mary-throwing celebrity of quarterback of the Green Bay Packers, Rodgers as a weird-looking 10 year-old shooting free throws. On January 3, 1993, the ‘Ukiah Daily Journal,’ featured him with a title ‘Free throws are his forte,’ for winning the ‘Ukiah Elks Lodge’s annual basketball Hoop Shoot contest.
  6. Rodgers attended Vose Elementary School and Whitford Middle School, before graduating from Pleasant Valley High School. Later he was recruited by Butte Community College, a junior college in Oroville, before he was scouted by Jeff Tedford, to play for California Golden Bears.
  7. In his two years of college, his statistics read like 63.8 % pass percentage for 5,469 yards, with 43 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. During his stay he set California Golden Bears single game record for passing completion percentage of 85.3 and lowest passes intercepted percentage at 1.95 %.
  8. At the 2005 NFL Draft, Rodgers had four-and –a-half hour wait before eventually being picked up by the Green Bay Packers as the 24th pick. He signed a five-year, $7.7 million deal with potential incentives to the tune of $24.5 million. His drop in the draft was ranked number one on the ‘NFL Network’s Top 10 Draft Day Moments.’
  9. He began as the team’s backup quarterback behind starter Brett Favre, and saw very limited action with total of 7 games in 3 seasons. He was placed under new coach Mike McCarthy, who trained him for six-hours a day several times a week.
  10. After the retirement of Favre, Rodgers made his debut as a starter on September 8, 2008, against Minnesota Vikings, making him the first quarterback other than Favre, to start a regular game for the Packers in 16 years. He registered 178 yards passing with two touchdowns for the winning cause.
  11. Rodgers was voted the ‘FedEx Air Award’ winner in just his second game, passing for 328 yards with 3 touchdowns in a 48 – 25 win over Detroit Lions. Into fourth week his 157 consecutive pass attempts without an interception was registered as the third longest in franchise history, behind Bart Starr’s 294 and Brett Favre’s 163.
  12. He proved an able replacement for Favre, passing that season for 4,038 yards for 63.6 passer percentage with 28 touchdowns and was rewarded a six-year,$65 million contract extension.
  13. His performance in the 2009 was equally brilliant with stellar passing when he completed 350 of 541 pass attempt for 4,434 yards, 30 touchdowns with 7 interceptions. He thus became the only NFL player ever to post consecutive 4,000 passing yards in his first two years as a starter and his 103.2 passer rating was the second best and third highest in franchise history.
  14. With Rodger finishing in the top 10 in nearly every major passing category in 2010 season, he was voted ‘FedEx Air NFL Player of the Year.’ He posted 65.7 passer percentage for 3,922 yards with 28 touchdowns, including two NFC Offensive Player of the Week honor.
  15. Rodgers scripted his name as one of the game’s elite quarterbacks when he steered the Packers to victory in Super Bowl XLV on February 6, 2011. He completed 24 of 39 passes for 304 yards with 3 touchdowns to be crowned the game’s Most Valuable Player.
  16. In 2011, his passer rating of 122.5 was the highest single season passer rating in NFL history until 2018. He finished the season with 4,643 yards, 45 touchdown passes with six interceptions, and led the league in touchdown to interception ratio apart from earning three NFC Offensive Player of the Month.
  17. Rogers’ 2011 season was ranked as the third greatest passing season of all time by ESPN, for its efficiency. His passer rating of over 100.0 in thirteen games, with twelve games in a row is a NFL Records. He won the league’s MVP award and was voted the best player in the league on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2012.
  18. He led the league for second year straight with passer rating of 108.0, in 2012. He recorded a passer percentage of 67.2 for 4,295 yards with 39 touchdowns including a franchise record tying six in a single game against Houston Texans in the season.
  19. At the start of the 2013 season, he renewed his contract with Packers for further five-year, worth $110 million and began the season by registering career-high and franchise record equaling 480 passing yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions in a game since 1962, in the game against Washington Redskins.
  20. On October 12, 2014, in the game against Miami Dolphins, Rodgers rallied 4-yard touchdown pass to tight end Andrew Quarless with three second remaining to give Packers a 27-24 win. He also completed a 4th& 10th pass overcoming a fumble and intentional spike for a 12-yard gain to rookie receiver Davante Adams. This play would earn him the ‘GMC Never Say Never Moment of the Year Award.’
  21. In the game against Chicago Bears, on November 9, 2014, Rodgers became the second player in NFL history and first since Daryle Lamonica in 1969 to throw six touchdown passes in the first half. He recorded 18 of 27 for 315 yards with six touchdown pass to earn NFC Offensive Player of the Week.
  22. In 2014 he threw for 4,381 yards, 38 touchdowns, and just 5 interceptions to earn his second NFL Most Valuable Player award, NFC Offensive Player of the Year and FedEx Air NFL Player of the Year. He also made it to the All-Pro team as the first quarterback.
  23. On December 3, 2015, in the game against Detroit Lions, earning a penalty, Rodgers threw a Hail Mary pass for 61 yards to Richard Rodgers with 0:00 time left to beat the Lions 27-23. The play was dubbed as ‘The Miracle in Motown.’
  24. After lot of speculation over his form at the beginning of the 2016 season, Rodgers finished with career high 401 completions and 610 attempts for a 4,428 yards, with 40 touchdown passes. In the process he became one of the only four quarterbacks to pass for at least 40 touchdowns in multiple seasons.
  25. In the game against Minnesota Vikings, on October 15, 2017, Rodgers, broke his collarbone after linebacker Anthony Barr, hit him in the first quarter. His season was limited to just seven games and his absence led to the end of the Packers’ eight-year playoff streak.
  26. As the second most productive quarterback in Packers history with career passer rating of 103.8 as of 2018, he signed a four-year extension worth $134 million featuring a $57.5 million signing bonus.
  27. After ending his relation of three years with Olivia Munn, Rodgers started dating Danica Patrick, a former race driver since 2018.
  28. In April 2018, it was confirmed Rodgers has purchased a stake in the Milwaukee Bucks, as a limited partner. He is the only active NFL player to be a limited partner of an NBA team.
  29. Rodgers is the founder of his ‘Aaron.com,’ project in collaboration with attorney David Gruber, with a mission of ‘creating awareness for organizations and people who are changing the world.’
  30. His other humanitarian and charitable work involves supporting ‘Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer,’ and ‘Raise Hope for Congo,’ initiative.
  31. Aaron Rodgers Net Worth: $120 Million
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