Green Bay Packers: 50 greatest players in franchise history

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Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
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QB. (2005-present). Aaron Rodgers. 2. player. 49.

Greatest players in Green Bay Packers history: 2. Aaron Rodgers

And then there were two…Though the cement is still wet, quarterback Aaron Rodgers has already put together a hall of fame caliber career as the starting quarterback for the Packers. Rodgers famously had to play a year of community college before going to Cal in the then Pac-10. He fell to the Packers all the way at No. 24 in the 2005 NFL Draft. Three years later, he would emerge as the leader for a new era of Packers fans.

Since taking over the helm for Brett Favre in 2008, Rodgers has been the gold standard for elite quarterback play in the NFL. He is insanely accurate and is able to carry any level of talent around him to new heights. Rodgers had his breakout season in 2009 when he made his first of six career trips to the Pro Bowl so far. In 2010, Rodgers led the Packers to their fourth Super Bowl Championship. He won Super Bowl XLV MVP, as the Packers beat the Pittsburgh Steelers in Arlington.

Rodgers has been named NFL MVP twice in 2011 and 2014. He was a first team All-Pro both seasons. He has led the NFL in passer rating twice and in touchdowns in 2016. If he continues to keep it up, Rodgers will retire as the most accurate passer in NFL history. His touchdown to interception ratio is otherworldly at 4.13:1.

Through the 2017 NFL season, Rodgers boasts a 94-48 record as the Packers starting quarterback. He has completed 65.1 percent of his passes for 38,502 yards, 313 touchdowns and 78 interceptions. Six years after he retires, Rodgers will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The only thing he can do now to grow his NFL legacy is to win more Super Bowls. He’s got one. Let’s see him get more.