Aaron Charles Rodgers (Chico, California, United States, December 2, 1983), better known simply as Aaron Rodgers, is a professional American football player. It plays in the quarterback position and at the moment it militates in Green Bay Packers of National Football League (NFL).
Rodgers played college football at the California Golden Bears before being selected by Green Bay in the 2005 NFL Draft. He took over the team’s starting QB position three years later, with Brett Favre leaving the New York Jets.
In 2010, he led the Packers to conquer Super Bowl XLV, the franchise’s first championship after thirteen years of drought and the best player of the game. His prize list also includes two awards as MVP of the season, six Pro Bowl elections and two inclusions in the All-Pro first team.
- Full Name: Aaron Charles Rodgers
- Date of Birthday: December 2, 1983
- Nationality: American
- Famous: American Football Players
- Age: 36 Years, 36 Year Old
- Sun Sign: Sagittarius
- Also Known As: Aaron Charles Rodgers
- Born In: Chico, California, United States
- Famous As: American Football Quarterback
- Height: 6’2″ (1.88 m), 6’2″
- Father: Edward Wesley Rodgers
- Mother: Darla Leigh Pittman Rodgers
- Siblings: Jordan Rodgers, Luke Rodgers
- U.S. State: California
- Founder/Co-Founder: Suspended Sunrise Recordings
- Current team: Green Bay Packers (#12 / Quarterback)
- School: University of California, Berkeley
- Dates joined: 2005 (Green Bay Packers), 2003 (California Golden Bears football)
He attended Pleasant Valley High School in Chico, California, had 4,419 yards, in two years as a starting quarterback. He holds the record for most touchdowns in a game with 6, the most yards in a season with 2,466 total yards.
Rodgers generated little interest for First Division Universities, only the University of Illinois offered him a scholarship, which he rejected, to attend Butte College, with the opportunity to be transferred to the First Division. There he was seen by head coach Jeff Tedford, who in 2003 transferred him to the University of California.
Rodgers was named the California Golden Bears quarterback in Game 5 of the 2003 season, against the college that offered him a scholarship, Illinois. He helped lead the Golden Bears to an 8-6 record season, including the big win over USC in overtime,
in his second game as a starter, he beat Virginia Tech in the Insight Bowl. In 2003, Rodgers tied the college mark for the most games with over 300 yards (0.27 km), 5, and set the record for lowest percentage of intercepted passes, at 1.43% .
In the following season, he led California to fourth place in the ranking. The Bears only lost one game that season, against the Trojans, the number one ranking.
It was a very even game that ended 23-17 in favor of the Trojans. In that game, Rodgers set the record for the most complete passes in a row, at 26; also the one with the best percentage of complete passes, with 85.3%; and tied the NCAA record, with 23 complete passes in a row in a single game. It holds the record for the lowest percentage of passes intercepted, with 1.95%
He played the Holiday Bowl with California, after being left out of the Rose Bowl in a highly controversial way. At the Holiday Bowl they lost to Texas Tech 45-31. After that game Rodgers entered Draft 2005.
Aaron Rodgers was selected in the 24th position of the 2005 Draft by the Green Bay Packers. Some forecasts placed him in the San Francisco 49ers as the first global election, but finally the Californians opted for another quarterback: Alex Smith. Rodgers had been one of six NFL players invited to the green room, and he had to wait nearly five hours in that room until his name was chosen. He signed his contract with the Packers in August for five years and $ 7.7 million, $ 5.4 million guaranteed.
In his first year as a professional he was a substitute for Brett Favre. Rodgers debuted in the NFL on September 10, 2005 against the New Orleans Saints. In total he played three games in his rookie year, all of them replacing Favre from the bench. His 2005 stats were a total of 9 passes completed from 16 to 65 yards and an interception. The Packers ended the year with a 4-12 record, last in their division and out of the Playoffs for the first time since 2000.
When Brett Favre decided to stay for the 2006 season, Rodgers continued his role as second quarterback.
On November 19, 2006, he broke his left foot in a 35-0 loss to the New England Patriots, while filling in for the injured Brett Favre, and missed the rest of the 2006 season. He fully recovered for the start of the season. 2007.
Favre announced that he would not retire for the 2007 season, thus postponing the start of the era by Aaron Rodgers as the Packers’ starting quarterback. Before the start of the 2007 season, there were rumors of a trade, involving Rodgers, where he would be traded to Oakland by wide receiver Randy Moss.2 However, Randy Moss was traded to the New England Patriots, and Rodgers stayed at Green Bay. . The Oakland Raiders received a fourth-round pick for Randy Moss.
Rodgers replaced Favre when he was injured in the second quarter of the game against the Dallas Cowboys on November 29, 2007. Rodgers had a great performance, completing 18 passes for 201 yards (0.18 km) with a touchdown, with no interceptions. He led his team back into the game after losing 17 points, but in the end the Cowboys won 37-27.
On March 4, 2008, Brett Favre announced his retirement, leaving Rodgers as the starting player. At a press conference, Rodgers said “I am not Brett Favre, and if they want me to be the next Brett Favre,
I will not I’m going to be him. I’m Aaron Rodgers, that’s who I am. “, and although Brett Favre did not retire permanently, he did change teams. First to the New York Jets and then to the Minnesota Vikings, in the 2009 season.
In 2008, his first game as a starter was against the Minnesota Vikings, a game the Packers won 25–19 at Lambeau Field. The first time since 1992 that a quarterback other than Favre starts a game as a starter in the Packers. Rodgers finished the game with 178 passing yards and touchdowns (1 per pass / 1 rushing) .
In his second game the following week, Rodgers was recognized with the FedEx Air award of the week for his 328 yards and 3 touchdowns that gave the victory against the Detroit Lions. His first interception occurred on the fourth day of the season, against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, after 157 attempts of passes without interception. During that game, Rodgers suffered a hard He was hit on the shoulder,
but he continued in the game, and even led the team two weeks later to achieve victory against the Seattle Seahawks, which was, for many, a sign of his resistance. Despite his early success, Rodgers was blamed for being unable to win games played in the final stages, even though he had 7 chances to do so. On October 31, 2008, Rodgers signed a 6-year contract extension for $65 million. Dollars through 2014.