Jordan Rodgers

Jordan Rodgers handles the 'younger brother' syndrome

Jordan Rodgers (12) of Vanderbilt throws a pass against National during the first half of the NFLPA Collegiate bowl at the Home Depot Center.
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It sucks to be a little brother – I know that first-hand – but like most of us I don’t have a big brother who is a Super Bowl champion and Super Bowl MVP. Jordan Rodgers, the little brother of Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has that problem.

The graduate of Vanderbilt, Rodgers is preparing for the NFL Draft next month, though most think he will be a final round pick, at best. If he doesn’t make the draft cut he will attempt to sign on as a undrafted free agent.

Don’t expect him to sign with the Packers. First of all, there are other quarterbacks who are draft day eligible and it’s unlikely the Packers would consider him an option.

While at Vanderbilt, Rodgers played in 12 games last season throwing for 2,539 yards (59.9 percent) 15 touchdowns and 5 interceptions.

But his road to Vanderbilt was much like the road that Aaron took on his way to the NFL and his biggest fan is his big brother.

“I’m really proud of him,” Rodgers said. “He’s worked his butt off going to junior college, red-shirting, getting through shoulder surgery, keeping his head up and staying focused. Doing really good in school, he’s graduating with a great degree from Vanderbilt, and hopefully moving on and pursuing his dream of being a professional quarterback.”

Jordan Rodgers has come quite a ways as he gets ready for the coming NFL season. Whether he’s drafted or not doesn’t matter and he shouldn’t have to worry about the big brother syndrome. Even his older brother agrees … “He has a pretty good pedigree. He has a great work ethic and he’s got some time now to get ready for hopefully the combine, if not a pro day, and he’s going to get right to his workouts. It’s a tough stretch, but he’s a beast in the weight room … and I think a team will want to take a chance on him.”

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