Aaron Rodgers has the ability to make the eyes of the typical football fan pop and wow those who know the game and haven’t seen anything like him … what he does is simply beyond comprehension.
He’s that good.
And because of his outrageous performance against one of the best defenses in the entire league this past Monday night he earned another offensive player of the week award.
Rodgers was 24-of-35 for 333 yards with five touchdowns and a 138.5 passer rating.
Just another day at the office for Rodgers who, at times, channeled his inner Brett Favre and made some throws that not only earned him the offensive player of the week, but clearly put him in the early running for MVP once again.
For the fourth time in his career he threw for five touchdowns – a new Packers record that he previously held with Favre.
And since 2010, it was the 15th time Rodgers threw four TD passes.
On top of it all, Rodgers continues to be error free – he hasn’t thrown an interception at Lambeau Field since December 2012. That’s 580 attempts without a pick … and 48 touchdowns.Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12). Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports
With his player of the week, Rodgers also surpassed Favre’s record of 12.
What else can we say about the guy?
Well, let’s let head coach Mike McCarthy give his interpretation. Here’s what the head coach had to say about Rodgers this week:
I just think he’s in a groove. I talked about it a little after the game. Really our football team coming out of the offseason program — to me the offseason program is preparing your team for the training camp. We felt a little bit coming out of the offseason that training camp started cleaner, more productive in all three phases. Maybe special teams was a little bit behind. We worked at it maybe more than we have over the years. They’ve really been in sync, the whole offense and Aaron being in sync with the receivers. He’s making great decisions. He’s always been a high ball accuracy player. That’s nothing new.
Through three games this season, Rodgers is 67-of-91, 73.6 percent, for 771 yards, 10 TDs, no interceptions and 135.4 QB rating.
Consider also that Rodgers has done this without his best receiver, Jordy Nelson, and his next best receiver, Randall Cobb, hasn’t been 100 percent in the early going. In addition to those injuries, Rodgers will be without tight end Andrew Quarless and most likely without a healthy Davante Adams.
Enter James Jones.
If there’s been a saving grace for Rodgers, it’s been Jones, who has surprised everyone.
It only goes to show that Rodgers is really Superman – so far without any kryptonite.