Last season, Green Bay Packers Pro Bowl quarterback AARON RODGERS completed 371 of 552 passes (67.2 percent) for 4,295 yards and 39 touchdowns with eight interceptions for an NFL-best 108.0 passer rating. It marked the second consecutive season Rodgers led the league in passer rating, becoming the first quarterback since Peyton Manning (2004-06) to accomplish the feat.
"I'm driven to be the best," says Rodgers. "I put a lot of pressure on myself to achieve the goals I set every year. I enjoy trying to meet the challenge those goals bring."
Rodgers, who was named the 2011 NFL Most Valuable Player by The Associated Press after posting an NFL single-season record 122.5 passer rating, has a 114.9 passer rating over the past two seasons, the highest two-season mark in NFL history.
Best QB Rating over 2 Seasons
|Aaron Rodgers||Green Bay||2011-12||114.9|
|Aaron Rodgers||Green Bay||2010-11||112.1|
"Aaron is an excellent illustration of a Green Bay Packer," says Packers head coach MIKE MC CARTHY. "It is truly a blessing to witness his continued accomplishments, both on and off the field." Rodgers has recorded a 100+ passer rating in each of the past four seasons. He and Pro Football Hall of Famer STEVE YOUNG (1991-94) are the only quarterbacks in NFL history with a 100+ rating in four seasons in a row.
|Aaron Rodgers||Steve Young|
|Year||Team||Passer Rating||Year||Team||Passer Rating|
|2009||Green Bay||103.2||1991||San Francisco||101.8|
|2010||Green Bay||101.2||1992||San Francisco||107.0|
|2011||Green Bay||122.5||1993||San Francisco||101.5|
|2012||Green Bay||108.0||1994||San Francisco||112.8|
In his career, Rodgers has completed 1,752 of 2,665 passes for 21,661 yards and 171 touchdowns with 46 interceptions for a 104.9 passer rating. That is the highest career passer rating in NFL history (minimum 1,500 attempts).
|Source: NFL *Active|
|Aaron Rodgers*||Green Bay||2005-2012||2,665||1,752||21,661||171||46||104.9|
|Steve Young||Tampa Bay, 49ers||1985-1999||4,149||2,667||33,124||232||107||96.8|
|Tom Brady*||New England||2000-2012||5,958||3,798||44,806||334||123||96.6|
|Peyton Manning*||Colts, Denver||1998-2012||7,793||5,082||59,487||436||209||95.7|
"Aaron is a true professional and a special player," says Green Bay Executive Vice President, General Manager and Director of Football Operations TED THOMPSON. "He works hard, is humble and is focused on his actions, on and off the field. He is an excellent teammate and pushes himself and others to be the very best."
Since becoming the team's starting quarterback in 2008, Rodgers has passed for 21,332 yards, the most by a player in his first five seasons as a starter in NFL history. The previous mark was held by Manning, who threw for 20,618 yards in his first five seasons as a starting quarterback (1998-2002).
"To be successful in this league, you need a supporting cast and you need an organization that supports you," says Rodgers. "I couldn't have asked for a better spot to be in. The winning tradition we have here and the expectations we have here, it was a perfect fit. It's been fun to have success both individually and as a team."