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Author: Jon Kuzma
While Drew Brees, Matt Ryan, and Kirk Cousins all threw for more yards than Aaron Rodgers, not one quarterback in the league had more touchdown passes than Rodgers. Green Bay’s quarterback set the pace last year with 40 touchdown throws and it’s Rodgers ability to deliver the ball from any angle that makes him so dangerous. Rodgers can step up in the pocket and unload a strike with his ultra quick release or he can throw off his back foot and let his accuracy complete the pass. That combo of skills makes the Packers starting quarterback extremely lethal from the pocket and watching Rodgers throw is about as fluent as it gets. Aaron Rodgers also understands that he has to move the pocket at times and he can buy time with his feet. By changing his own location on the field he can allow receivers to get separation and make plays downfield. Playing with Aaron Rodgers is a wide receivers dream because he can deliver the ball with zip and he understands the game so well. Hot routes and check downs come easy for Rodgers and he can read any coverage you throw at him. All of these little intricacies of the quarterback position help make up the most gifted touchdown passer of the 2016 season (Rodgers), which is also the reason the Packers won the division and made the playoffs. Green Bay was 4-6 record wise before Aaron Rodger put this team on his back and willed them to the postseason. Green Bay should have had a fork stuck in them but Rodgers’ poise and leadership was instrumental during those trying times and number 12’s confidence never wavered. It’s been a lot of fun to watch Rodgers emerge as an elite quarterback in the National Football League and he heads into 2017 with 36,827 career passing yards and 297 career passing touchdowns. So Rodgers has been extremely prolific over the duration of his 12 year career.
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