Aaron Rodgers is leaving Packers: 12 facts about QB’s career, from owning Bears to winning back-to-back MVPs at 38

Aaron Rodgers’ career with the Packers appears to be over. One thing that stood out from his appearance on The Pat McAfee Show today, aside from his intention to play for the Jets, was his appreciation for his time in Green Bay.

“I love Green Bay. i love people I love so many people in this city. I’m not upset about it. I love every Packer fan and this organization,” he said.

Rodgers said it was “all love” upon his departure from Green Bay, although he seemed upset that the organization wanted to move on.

Before we turn the page on his Packers career, here are 12 facts you should know about the No. 12’s career at the team he hoped to retire with:

1. He led Green Bay to the Super Bowl title in the 2010 season. The 2010 Packers are one of two teams to win a Super Bowl by six (Steelers of 2005).

2. He also endured a lot of heartbreak. He lost five playoff starts with a deciding score in the final game, the most “walk-off” losses of any QB in playoff history (two-time 49ers, two-time Cardinals, Seahawks).

3. Add the heartbreak and an underperforming defense and Rodgers has yet to make it back into the big game. He has gone through nine straight playoff games without reaching a Super Bowl, the longest streak by a QB in NFL history.

4. He still delivered his fair share of heartbreak. He converted on 9 out of 16 career chances to equalize/go-ahead drives in the fourth quarter and in playoff extension, exactly the same conversion rate as Tom Brady (56%). Perhaps most magically, his sideline throw against Jared Cook against the Cowboys.

5. That’s just the tip of the iceberg for Rodgers’ magic tricks. Hail Marys. Fake Spikes. Back shoulder throws. Free Spins. They call it. He somehow pulled it out of his pocket. He has had 15 touchdown passes in free games (defensive offside in the game) since 2008, including playoffs. Nobody else has more than four.

6. He is undoubtedly the most experienced QB of all time. The arm talent is undeniable. From 2008 to 2022, he led all QBs in touchdown passes with 20+ yards downfield (129).

7. He knows a thing or two about entertainment, as Green Bay and the rest of the NFL world are reliving today. Packers fans won’t soon forget viral quotes like “RELAX” and “Run the table.” He had 15 touchdown passes and zero interceptions as the Packers won their final six games in 2016 to make the playoffs after a 4-6 start.

8th. Don’t forget “I still own you.” Rodger’s 25-5 record against the Bears (including playoffs) is the third best record by a QB vs. One team in NFL history behind Brady vs. the Bills (33-3) and Ben Roethlisberger vs. the Browns (25- ). 3-1) (min. 25 starts).

Rodger’s final win against the Bears in Week 13 of 2022 allowed the Packers to surpass Chicago with the most wins of any franchise (then 787) in NFL history. microphone failure.

9. This whole saga began when the Packers stepped up in 2020 to draw Jordan Love 26th overall. All Rodgers did after that was win back-to-back MVPs at ages 37 and 38. Barry Bonds is the only senior athlete to be consecutive MVPs in NFL/NBA/MLB/NHL/WNBA/MLS history.

10. Rodgers threw 251 touchdown passes at Lambeau Field, the third most by a QB at a stadium behind Brady at Gillette Stadium (258) and Drew Brees at the Superdome (281). That’s a lot of Lambeau jumps.

11. Rodgers is believed to end his Packers career with 475 touchdown passes and 105 interceptions. He has the fifth most touchdowns in NFL history. The four before him (Brady, Peyton Manning, Brees and Brett Favre) all have at least twice as many career interceptions as Rodgers.

12. The only QB to have played more seasons with a team in NFL history is Brady with the Patriots (20). Rodgers has spent 18 seasons with the Packers.

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