Aaron Rodgers is building his own legacy: Helping Green Bay Packers fans appreciate past and future

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Aaron Rodgers rushes with the football as Atlanta Falcons linebacker Kroy Biermann (71) chases from behind during the second quarter at Lambeau Field. Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports photograph

The new gunslinger …

without the turnovers …

Rodgers is the new “ol gunslinger.”

Aaron Rodgers. Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports photograph

While he may not be the kind of gunslinger that was Brett Favre … as is currently the likes of Tony Romo, Jay Cutler and Matthew Stafford – Rodgers throws the ball.

What sets him apart is going to be explained in the next statistic: He doesn’t turn the ball over.

He pushes the ball downfield better than any QB I’ve seen; his eyes are always downfield. He has more long passes and a better completion percentage on those passes than most QBs could ever dream. With Randall Cobb and Jordy Nelson and the full complement of receiver talent that the Packers always have around them, the possibilities are endless for Aaron Rodgers.

Through 100 starts, he is boasting 3,500 yards more than Favre, which is basically a season’s worth of yardage. Rodgers is on fire – and his offense rallies around him.