|Full Name:||Aaron Charles Rodgers|
|Place of Birth:||Chico, California|
|Parents:||Darla Rodgers, Edward Rodgers|
Aaron Rodgers Stats, Bio, Age, Net Worth, & Career
Aaron Charles Rodgers is an American football quarterback who plays for the Green Bay Packers in the National Football League.
One of the best quarterbacks in NFL history, Rodgers has regularly been a Most Valuable Player candidate and a premium fantasy option. Rodgers’ ability to make throws that most quarterbacks wouldn’t even attempt has set him apart in his career.
Aaron Rodgers Football Career
Before he became the Packers QB, Aaron Rodgers played his high school football at Pleasant Valley High School in Chico, California.
Rodgers started for two seasons at the small-town high school, throwing for over 4,400 yards in his career. His senior year saw Rodgers amass over 2,400 total yards, setting a school record.
Despite playing well in high school, Rodgers did not attract interest from high-level college programs as Illinois was the only team that offered him a chance to walk-on at the FBS level.
Aaron Rodgers’ college career started at Butte College, a junior college near his hometown. As the team’s starting quarterback in his freshman year, Rodgers threw 26 touchdown passes and led Butte to a 10-1 season. That year, he impressed the head coach of the University of California, and Rodgers transferred to the Golden Bears ahead of his sophomore year.
Rodgers won seven of his 10 starts as a sophomore, including a win over Illinois. The following year, Rodgers emerged as a star quarterback. He led the Golden Bears to a 10-1 season, which included a win over USC.
He set single-game records at Cal for completion rate and school records for the lowest percentage of passes intercepted.
After helping Cal become a top-five team in his junior year, Rodgers elected to skip his senior season and go to the NFL Draft.
Aaron Rodgers was drafted with the 24th selection of the first round of the NFL Draft in 2005 by the Green Bay Packers. He started his pro career as a backup, sitting behind Brett Favre to learn how to play at the professional level.
For the first three years of his career, he would appear sparingly at the end of regular-season games, attempting 59 passes in those three years.
When a 38-year-old Favre decided to retire, Rodgers took over the Packers' offense. His first career start came in a win over the Minnesota Vikings at Lambeau Field, while his second career start saw him throw for 328 yards in a win over the Detroit Lions. What has followed has been one of the most incredible careers in NFL history, as he has arguably surpassed Favre as the greatest quarterback in franchise history.
The highlight of Rodgers’ career was winning Super Bowl XLV over the Pittsburgh Steelers. He has also won two NFL MVP awards with the honors coming in 2011 and 2014.
In 2011, he set an NFL record for passer rating at 122.5 and threw for 45 touchdown passes. In that 2011 season, the Packers finished behind only the 2007 New England Patriots for scoring in a season. In 2018, Rodgers set a single-season record by throwing just two interceptions in 597 regular season pass attempts.
In terms of career lowlights, Rodgers suffering a fractured collarbone at the hands of the Chicago Bears in 2013 and Minnesota Vikings in 2017 would have to rank at the top. Being passed over in the draft by his hometown San Francisco 49ers would also rank highly, though that worked out well for Rodgers in the end.
In 16 NFL seasons, Rodgers has a career passer rating over 100, with opposing defenses knowing that they are in for one of their toughest games of the season when the Packers are on the schedule.
In 2020, he is leaning heavily on Aaron Jones and Davante Adams to continue to produce at a high level while training quarterback of the future Jordan Love in Green Bay.
Aaron Rodgers Net Worth, Salary, Endorsements & Career Earnings
Aaron Rodgers signed a lucrative contract extension for four years and $134 million with the Green Bay Packers in 2018. And while Father Time is undefeated in the NFL, Rodgers will likely be able to finish his career in Green Bay thanks to this extension. He had previously signed a $110 million deal back in 2013, with Rodgers set to earn well over $200 million from his NFL contracts in his career.
Rodgers has an estimated net worth of $120 million. Along with his NFL contracts, Rodgers has a high-profile endorsement deal with State Farm, along with several other deals to represent brands in the US.
Aaron Rodgers Personal Life
Rodgers was born to Darla and Edward Rodgers and has two brothers.
He has no children but has been in some high-profile relationships in the past. Those relationships have included actress Olivia Munn and driver Danica Patrick.
Awards & Achievements
Aaron Rodgers Quotes
- On playing with confidence: “ I think my confidence, which comes directly from my preparation. You know I put the time in, I watch film, I study our game plan, and I practice hard. So when I go into a game, I expect to play well.”
- On God’s role in the outcome of football games: “ I don't think God cares a whole lot about the outcome. He cares about the people involved, but I don't think he's a big football fan.”
- On his critics: “ I think as you get older, you realize there's always going to be critics. Critics are going to win every time because they can change their critique based on the stats and their own personal feelings.”
Aaron Rodgers Fun Facts
- Rodgers was never considered one of college football’s top prospects. He was denied the chance to walk on at Florida State.
- In addition to being one of pro football’s top performers, Rodgers was also a talented baseball player early in his life
- Rodgers’ 100th career start came on Monday Night Football in a win over the Atlanta Falcons. The Packers put up 43 points in the game.
- Rodgers has many interests outside of football, and has met the Dalai Lama.
- Rodgers was a great student, maintaining an A average in high school, which allowed him to transfer straight to Cal from the junior college ranks.
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