The Green Bay Packers are certainly happy that they will have Aaron Rodgers back under center for this season and likely through the end of his career. After spending some time seemingly trying to leave the only organization that he has known in his career, Rodgers signed an extension with the Packers this season to lock him in long-term.
No one knows how much longer Rodgers will play in the NFL, but he has shown no signs of slowing down. He just won back-to-back MVP awards, as the Packers’ trading up and selecting quarterback Jordan Love in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft seems to have lit a fire under Rodgers.
That is four MVPs for Rodgers in his illustrious career as he has been one of the most prolific passers the NFL has ever seen. Routinely he is near the top of the rankings when it comes to yardage, touchdowns and completion percentage. Sometimes, those touchdowns come in bunches.
Many times throughout his career, Rodgers has poured it on against opposing defenses that just can’t figure him out. Since 2019, no one has poured it on like him when it comes to big touchdown games.
In the last three seasons, Rodgers is leading the league in 4+ touchdown pass games with 12. The next closest on the list is Tom Brady with 10, followed by Russell Wilson with nine, Josh Allen and Patrick Mahomes with eight and Dak Prescott with six.
Having a star wide receiver to throw the ball to certainly helps when racking up stats like that. For years, Rodgers had Davante Adams as his go-to guy, but Adams will now be catching passes from his collegiate teammate, Derek Carr, with the Las Vegas Raiders. His deep threat from the last few seasons, Marquez Valdes-Scantling, also moved on in free agency this offseason, signing with the Kansas City Chiefs.
This season, Aaron Rodgers will have to rely on new targets to catch the ball. While it may take some time to develop chemistry, Rodgers is talented enough that he should still be able to put up some gaudy stats regardless of who he is throwing the ball to.