Packers: Aaron Rodgers could break his 2011 franchise records

Green Bay Packers, Davante Adams, Aaron Rodgers - Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports
Green Bay Packers, Davante Adams, Aaron Rodgers - Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports /

Aaron Rodgers could set more Packers franchise records in 2020.

Twice an NFL MVP, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is having another all-world season as he aims to win the award for the third time.

Rodgers set franchise records in his 2011 MVP campaign but could still break them in the final three games of the year.

With 39 touchdown passes this season, Rodgers is already tied for third-most in a single season for the Packers. That puts him on pace for 48 touchdown passes this year, which would break the Packers’ single-season franchise record of 45 which he set in the ’11 season.

Rodgers also has a chance to break his own franchise record for most passing yards in a season.

That record, again, came in the ’11 season when he threw for 4,643 yards. He’s currently on pace to finish the 2020 season with 4,535 yards, short of the record but still good for second-most in Packers history.

To break the record, Rodgers will need to throw for 959 yards — or 319.67 yards per game — in the final three weeks of the season. Not an easy goal by any means, but one still within reach for Rodgers.

If Rodgers does hit 48 touchdown passes, it would tie Dan Marino for the fifth-most in NFL history. Marino was named NFL MVP that season. In fact, every time a player has thrown 48 or more touchdowns in a season they’ve been the league MVP.

If Rodgers hits that number, it will be hard for him to not win his third MVP, although there will be strong competition from Patrick Mahomes, who is aiming for his second award. Mahomes first won it in 2018 after throwing 50 touchdown passes.

Rodgers is having one of his greatest seasons. Whether it will be enough for a third MVP award remains to be seen, but something else to watch in the final three games is whether he can beat his own Packers franchise records.

Note: All Packers franchise record numbers are according to Pro Football Reference.