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Aaron Rodgers

Aaron Rodgers

Quarterback #12
ADP:Round: 6, Pick: 3
Team: Green Bay Packers
Ht / Wt:6'2" / 225 lb.
Born:December 2, 1983
Drafted:2005 / Rd. 1 (24)
Draft Team:GB

Aaron Rodgers: Hasn't talked with GM yet

Talking to the media late Thursday night, Packers GM Brian Gutekunst said he hadn't spoken with Rodgers about the team's decision to use a first-round pick on fellow quarterback Jordan Love, Olivia Reiner of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Analysis: Rodgers likely was hoping for a draft pick that would help him win games in 2020. Instead, he saw the Packers draft his potential successor at No. 26 overall, though Gutekunst believes it's too early to say that Love will eventually replace Rodgers, Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports. There's an obvious disconnect between the words and the actions, so this should be a ongoing storyline throughout spring and summer. Rodgers has four seasons remaining on his contract, and while the deal technically doesn't contain any guaranteed money beyond 2020, the fact that his compensation has largely come in the form of bonuses means a trade or release before 2023 would leave Green Bay with a big dead-cap hit.

April 24, 2020 9:43 AM EST

Aaron Rodgers: Racks up numbers in loss

Rodgers completed 31 of 39 passes for 326 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions during the Packers' 37-20 loss to the 49ers in Sunday's NFC Championship Game.

Analysis: Rodgers' final numbers were more than acceptable from a fantasy perspective, but they were largely the byproduct of a game script that called for the Packers to consistently put the ball up throughout the second half in response to a 27-0 halftime deficit. The future Hall of Famer's best throw of the day came on a game-long 65-yard completion to Davante Adams in the fourth quarter, and he also had a 42-yard connection with Jimmy Graham that put Green Bay within inches of the goal line. Otherwise, Rodgers made do with the thin receiving corps he was saddled with this past regular season, one that had no consistently viable second option behind Adams. Despite the disappointing conclusion to the season and personnel-related shortcomings, Rodgers generated a stellar 26:4 TD:INT and just managed to eclipse the 4,000-yard mark (4,002) for the second consecutive campaign. He'll look to lead the Packers back to the postseason in 2020 while working with what should be revamped pass-catching arsenal.

January 19, 2020 7:13 PM EST

Aaron Rodgers: Throws two TD passes vs. Seahawks

Rodgers completed 16 of 27 pass attempts for 243 yards and two touchdowns during Sunday's 28-23 win over the Seahawks.

Analysis: Rodgers completed just 59 percent of his pass attempts, but he averaged a healthy 9.0 yards per attempt thanks to some big gains through the air. The majority of his damage was done when targeting Davante Adams, who piled up 160 yards while reaching the end zone in the first and third quarters. Rodgers could be busier in next week's NFC Championship game against the 49ers, but he could face a tough task against one of the league's best defensive units.

January 12, 2020 8:32 PM EST

Aaron Rodgers: Leads Packers to 13th win

Rodgers completed 27 of 55 pass attempts for 323 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in the team's Week 17 victory over Detroit.

Analysis: Rodgers and the Packers got off to a slow start, falling behind the Lions by a score of 17-3. However, he threw for 233 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the second half to earn a dramatic, last-second win. Though Rodgers appears unlikely to ever replicate his 40-touchdown campaigns, he closed the regular season with a pristine 26:4 TD:INT ratio and surpassed 4,000 passing yards for the third time in his last four seasons. Beyond individual statistics, he also led the Packers to the second seed in the NFC, giving them a bye on wild-card weekend.

December 29, 2019 3:45 PM EST

Aaron Rodgers: Underwhelming numbers in win

Rodgers completed 26 of 40 passes for 216 yards with no touchdowns and one interception in the Packers' 23-10 win over the Vikings on Monday night. He also netted minus-3 yards on his three rushes and completed a two-point conversion pass.

Analysis: Rodgers had another underwhelming night from a fantasy perspective, but of overriding importance was the fact he helped the Packers clinch the NFC North crown and remain alive for the NFC's No. 1 seed in the process. Rodgers did fail to throw a touchdown pass for the third time in 2019 -- although he did have a scoring throw in the form of a two-point conversion pass to Geronimo Allison -- but he extended his interception-less streak to nine games despite a season-low 48.5 completion percentage. Rodgers will now look to help Green Bay do its part to remain alive for the top slotting in the conference in an early-window Week 17 divisional matchup against the Lions.

December 23, 2019 8:32 PM EST

Aaron Rodgers: Held in check vs. Bears

Rodgers completed 16 of 33 pass attempts for 203 yards and one touchdown Sunday against the Bears. He also gained 23 yards on three carries in the 21-13 win.

Analysis: Rodgers struggled mightily as he completed less than half his passes and finished averaging 6.2 yards per attempt. He connected early and often with Davante Adams, including a 29-yard touchdown connection in the first quarter, but he played the role of game manager for much of the afternoon. This poor effort comes on the heels of a similar performance last week, and Rodgers has now failed to top the 250-yard mark for six straight games. The Vikings have been vulnerable in the secondary of late, so Rodgers could have a chance to bounce back in next Monday's matchup.

December 15, 2019 4:00 PM EST

Aaron Rodgers: Surprisingly modest numbers in win

Rodgers completed 18 of 28 passes for 195 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions in the Packers' 20-15 win over the Redskins on Sunday. He also rushed five times for 16 yards and lost a fumble.

Analysis: Rodgers got his day off to a strong start before cooling off, and Aaron Jones ultimately was as responsible for helping keep the chains moving with 134 rushing yards and a team-high 58 more through the air. The perennial Pro Bowler averaged a relatively modest 7.0 yards per attempt and took four sacks from an aggressive Redskins front. Rodgers has now been under 200 yards in two of his last three games and three of his last five overall, and he'll look to boost his numbers back up against the Bears in Week 15.

December 8, 2019 2:08 PM EST

Aaron Rodgers: Throws four touchdowns in snow

Rodgers completed 21 of 33 passes for 243 yards and four touchdowns during Sunday's 31-13 win over the Giants. He added 24 yards on three carries.

Analysis: The field was covered in snow in the Meadowlands and so conventional wisdom might have leaned toward a ground-and-pound game. Rodgers and the Packers went against that early with two passing touchdowns on the team's first two drives, including a deep 37-yard shot to Allen Lazard off of play action. The two touchdowns were as many as Rodgers had mustered in his previous three contests combined. The veteran passer has been inconsistent in his production under head coach Matt LaFleur's new system, with four games of under 225 yards and six games with one or no touchdowns. Sunday showed, however, that he's still capable of top-level outputs and gets another favorable matchup against Washington Sunday.

December 1, 2019 1:40 PM EST

Aaron Rodgers: Season low in yardage

Rodgers completed 20 of 33 pass attempts for 104 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 37-8 loss to San Francisco.

Analysis: The 49ers' defensive line overwhelmed the Packers' front, constantly pressuring Rodgers and forcing the quarterback to resort to dump-off passes or run the risk of being sacked (five sacks). The elite arm picked up midseason steam against some soft opponents, but has come back down to earth against three tough pass defenses (166.0 passing yards and two total touchdowns over the last three weeks). Rodgers' fantasy owners will be pleased to see two soft opponents (New York Giants and Washington Redskins) on tap for Weeks 13 and 14 respectively.

November 24, 2019 10:26 PM EST

Aaron Rodgers: Cleared to play, minus top WRs

Rodgers (knee) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Raiders, but Davante Adams (toe) has been ruled out and Geronimo Allison (concussion/chest) is listed as doubtful, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: As if that weren't bad enough, Marquez Valdes-Scantling (knee/ankle) is listed as questionable, heading toward a game-time decision. The Packers at least managed to get Jimmy Graham (ankle) off the injury report, giving Rodgers one of his regular pass catchers for Sunday's matchup with the Raiders.

October 18, 2019 1:17 PM EST

Aaron Rodgers: Gets in limited practice

Rodgers (knee) practiced in a limited capacity Thursday, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Rodgers seems to be following his regimen from a week ago, when he was limited on every injury report but subsequently entered the weekend without a designation. If he does so this week, he has a prime matchup to produce Sunday against a Raiders defense that has conceded 11 touchdown passes to signal-callers through five games. On the other hand, it's unclear who Rodgers will be throwing to, as Davante Adams (toe), Marquez Valdes-Scantling (ankle/knee), Geronimo Allison (concussion), Jimmy Graham (ankle) and Robert Tonyan (hip) all were held out of practice Thursday.

October 17, 2019 2:47 PM EST

Aaron Rodgers: Gets 'limited' designation again

Rodgers (knee) was listed as limited on Wednesday's estimated injury report, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Rodgers got the LP treatment on all three of the Packers' Week 6 practice reports, only to shed his injury designation upon the release of the final one. The very same regimen may extend throughout this week as well as he prepares for Sunday's matchup with the Raiders' 22nd-ranked pass defense (263.6 yards per game).

October 16, 2019 4:22 PM EST

Aaron Rodgers: Leads dramatic comeback win

Rodgers completed 24 of 39 passes for 283 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in Monday night's 23-22 win over the Lions.

Analysis: Rodgers led the Packers back from down nine points in the fourth quarter, with his comeback effort highlighted by an absolutely perfectly placed 35-yard touchdown to Allen Lazard to cut the deficit to two. That came after he endured a number of frustrating drops earlier from his pass-catching targets, which were decimated by Davante Adams (toe) not playing and Geromino Allison (concussion) and Marquez Valdes-Scantling both exiting at various points. In fact, Rodgers' lone interception came after the ball hit Darrius Shepard square in the face near the goal line and subsequently bounced up and into an opponent's hands. Overall, it once again wasn't a vintage Rodgers stat line, but his performance in pooling together an unfamiliar and inconsistent cast ultimately helped move Green Bay to 5-1 ahead of their upcoming visit from the Raiders.

October 14, 2019 8:35 PM EST

Aaron Rodgers: Ready to face Lions

Rodgers (knee) won't carry an injury designation into Monday's game against the Lions, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Rodgers was limited in practice all week, and it appears that was simply precautionary. He'll be under center for Monday's home game, which will decide the leader in the NFC North. In his only full game against the Lions last year, Rodgers threw for 442 yards and three touchdowns.

October 12, 2019 1:25 PM EST

Aaron Rodgers: Limited in practice again

Rodgers (knee) remained limited at Friday's practice, Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports.

Analysis: There doesn't seem to be any real doubt about Rodgers' availability for Monday's game against the Lions, but he'll likely be playing without his No. 1 wide receiver for another week. Davante Adams was pessimistic Thursday when discussing his toe injury, and he didn't practice Friday in any capacity. It still isn't clear if Rodgers is dealing with an injury in the same knee that bothered him last year.

October 11, 2019 1:48 PM EST

Aaron Rodgers: Limited by knee injury

Rodgers was limited at Thursday's practice due to a knee injury, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Rodgers notably played the last 15 games of last season with an MCL sprain and a tibial plateau fracture in his left knee. On this occasion, it's unclear which knee is affecting him, but his ability to participate in some capacity bodes well for his Week 6 status. Look for the Packers to clarify Rodgers' health prior to Monday's game against the Lions.

October 10, 2019 1:53 PM EST

Aaron Rodgers: Takes back seat in win

Rodgers completed 22 of 34 passes for 238 yards without a touchdown or interception in Sunday's 34-24 win over the Cowboys.

Analysis: The veteran quarterback failed to find the end zone for the first time this season, but Rodgers didn't need to sling the ball around much with Aaron Jones dominating for the Packers. Rodgers could be in line for another muted performance in Week 6 at home against a Lions squad that's been more vulnerable on the ground so far in 2019.

October 6, 2019 9:36 PM EST

Aaron Rodgers: Back-breaking interception in loss

Rodgers completed 34 of 53 passes for 422 yards with two touchdowns and one interception in the Packers' 34-27 loss to the Eagles on Thursday. He also rushed five times for 46 yards and lost a fumble.

Analysis: Rodgers' most prolific stat line of the season also had two key blemishes on it, and the final one cost the Packers the game. Rodgers threw to Marquez Valdes-Scantling in tight coverage at the Eagles' one-yard line with 28 seconds remaining, and Nigel Bradham alertly snatched the tipped ball caused by cornerback Craig James to clinch the upset for Philadelphia. Rodgers otherwise thrilled the Lambeau crowd throughout the contest, shining with touchdown passes to Jimmy Graham and Geronimo Allison, as well as with 10 completions for 180 yards to Davante Adams. The perennial Pro Bowler's ill-timed pick was his first of the season, while Rodgers' 46 rushing yards were easily a season-high figure. Rodgers will look to help the Packers bounce back from their first loss of the season in a Week 5 showdown against the Cowboys a week from Sunday.

September 26, 2019 9:15 PM EST

Aaron Rodgers: Starts hot, fades in win

Rodgers completed 17 of 29 passes for 235 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 27-16 win over Denver.

Analysis: Rodgers capped off the Packers' first drive with a patented 40-yard bomb to Marquez Valdes-Scantling after Denver jumped offside and gave the Packers a free play. Though there was the occasional nifty pass, there wasn't much else going for Rodgers and the Packers. Part of that can be attributed to two Denver turnovers gifting the Packers short fields and 14 points, but fans might -- rightly -- remain concerned about Green Bay's early penchant for starting hot and cooling quickly. There won't be much time to correct course with a visit from the Eagles coming Thursday.

September 22, 2019 3:08 PM EST

Aaron Rodgers: Throws two touchdown passes

Rodgers completed 22 of 34 pass attempts for 209 yards and two touchdowns during Sunday's 21-16 win over the Vikings.

Analysis: Rodgers completed 65 percent of his passes while averaging a lackluster 6.1 yards per attempt, taking a backseat at times to a rushing attack that piled up 144 yards on the ground. He still managed to connect with Geronimo Allison and Jamaal Williams for touchdowns and saw Davante Adams surpass the 100-yard mark against a tough Vikings defense. Rodgers has faced a pair of difficult matchups to start the season and will face another solid opponent next Sunday when the Broncos visit Lambeau.

September 15, 2019 2:58 PM EST

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