Packers: Five greatest accomplishments in Aaron Rodgers’ career

Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images) /

Five greatest career moments for Packers QB Aaron Rodgers.

The greatness that Aaron Rodgers has achieved in his NFL career is remarkable.

With everything Rodgers has accomplished in his legendary career, there are five particular moments that stand out.

5. Clutch Hail Mary passes

Rodgers has successfully completed one of the hardest plays in the NFL, the Hail Mary pass, three times in his career.

The ‘Miracle in Motown’ was a great moment for the Green Bay Packers to defeat the Detroit Lions in 2015. The Packers were down 23-21 when Rodgers made the game-winning play to tight end Richard Rodgers for the 27-23 win over their division rivals. Everyone was buzzing about the clutch play.

Rodgers found a way to make the play again during the same season in a playoff game against the Arizona Cardinals.

The Packers were down 20-13 in a tight-knit game with one last chance to tie the game. Rodgers found wide receiver Jeff Janis in the end zone to send the game to overtime. While the Packers lost in overtime, it was still fun to watch Rodgers work his magic.

In the 2017 playoff game against the New York Giants, Rodgers successfully completed another Hail Mary pass. With Green Bay up 7-6, the Packers were looking to add another touchdown before the end of the half to boost momentum.

Relying on the Hail Mary was a success as Rodgers found Randall Cobb in the end zone.

Rodgers is the greatest quarterback to ever perfect the Hail Mary pass.

4. Breaking Brett Favre’s touchdown record

This past season, Rodgers celebrated another huge moment by breaking Brett Favre’s touchdown pass record with his 443rd touchdown pass against the Cleveland Browns.

In an post-game interview with Erin Andrews, Rodgers had this to say:

"“Like I said this week, it’s a lot of moments in those touchdowns. It’s almost apropos that I throw the record-breaker on double-stick, which is a base concept in the West coast offense I learned 17 years ago — and that’s just full circle. I’m very fortunate to have played with the guys I’ve played with, to be coached by the men I was coached by over the years. So much respect and gratitude for this game.”"

It was a defining moment in Rodgers’ career.

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3. Conquering the NFC North with the Packers

Since Rodgers became the starter for Green Bay, the Packers have conquered the NFC North eight times in 14 seasons.

With an extraordinary player like Rodgers under center, the Packers made it look easy. Other NFC North teams dread facing Rodgers.

While the Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, and Minnesota Vikings have played with great intensity throughout the years, they still haven’t reached the level of Aaron Rodgers.

Winning the NFC North has always been of huge importance to Rodgers which has manifested on the field. Rodgers is known as the King of the North for a reason.

2. Winning Super Bowl XLV

Without a doubt, winning Super Bowl XLV against the Pittsburgh Steelers was a major highlight in Rodgers’ career.

Being a young quarterback at the time, Rodgers was looking for something to prove by going toe-to-toe with Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in a Super Bowl showdown.

Rodgers put the entire NFL on notice as the Packers won the Super Bowl 31-25. The Super Bowl MVP was awarded to Rodgers as well.

1. Four-time MVP winner

Being a four-time MVP winner is the biggest accomplishment in the career of Aaron Rodgers.

Rodgers is becoming a legendary quarterback by racking up those MVP awards with two of those being back-to-back seasons (2020 and 2021).

Tom Brady did not achieve as many, or the back-to-back seasons of MVP honors as Rodgers.

Rodgers could have more MVP seasons before the end of his career due to his level of greatness.