Aaron Rodgers

Aaron Rodgers

Aaron Rodgers is an NFL player currently playing for the Green Bay Packers. He has won one MVP award, one Super Bowl (XLV) and one Super Bowl MVP award.

Over the course of his career, Rodgers has become one of the more affable players in the NFL. He is well-known for his variety of commercial endorsements, and has developed a persona as a quirky, well-liked leader on the Packers.

Rodgers entered the NFL in 2005 as a first-round draft pick of the Packers. Entering the draft, he was widely seen as a possible No. 1 overall selection, especially considering his hometown team, the San Francisco 49ers, held the top pick. But after the 49ers instead drafted Alex Smith out of Utah, Rodgers tumbled to No. 24.

After backing up Brett Favre for his first three seasons (2005-07), Rodgers took over Green Bay’s starting job in in 2008. He started all 16 games, completing 63.6 percent of his passes for 4,038 yards, 28 touchdowns and 13 interceptions as the Packers went 6-10. On Oct. 31, 2008, Rodgers signed a six-year, $65 million contract extension through the 2014 season.

In 2009, the Packers started a string of six consecutive postseason berths. Green Bay went 11-5, finishing second in the NFC North.

In 2010, the Packers won Super Bowl XLV, 31-25, over the Pittsburgh Steelers after a 10-6 regular season. Rodgers went 24-of-39 for 304 yards and three touchdowns in the game.

Green Bay went 15-1 in 2011, but lost in the NFC Divisional Playoffs to the eventual Super Bowl champion New York Giants. The Packers also lost in the divisional playoffs in 2012.

In 2013, Rodgers agreed to a five-year, $110 million contract extension that made him the highest-paid player in NFL history. After nine games, he suffered a broken collarbone and did not return until Week 17. Needing a win against the NFC North rival Chicago Bears to make the playoffs, Rodgers engineered a last-minute touchdown drive to win the game 33-28.

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