1. Aaron Rodgers (Freddie’s pick)
With Ted Thompson’s very first selection as general manager of the Green Bay Packers, he selected a player who would go down as one of the greatest to ever pull on a green and gold jersey. Thompson didn’t care that he already had Brett Favre on the roster; it was time to find the successor.
But nobody ever expected Rodgers to become the player he has. Since becoming the starting quarterback in 2008, Rodgers has won two league MVPs, a Super Bowl MVP and is arguably the best passer in the game today. His career numbers of 32,399 passing yards, 257 touchdowns and just 65 interceptions with a passer rating of 104.1 is simply incredible.
He’s thrown just 65 picks in his entire career. I’m pretty sure Jay Cutler did that in a season once, or it at least felt like it.
Rodgers has one Lombardi Trophy in the bag and he has a strong chance to add a second or even third before he hangs up his cleats. Rodgers isn’t just a pocket passer with a lightning fast release and pinpoint accuracy, he is also athletic enough to outrun defenders, skip out of tackles and throw darts on the run.
Oh, and he’s not bad at throwing Hail Marys either.