Pack Man: MVP Aaron Rodgers Leads Packers
NFL 2012 Football
Last season, Green Bay Packers quarterback AARON RODGERS (right) completed 343 of 502 passes (68.3 percent) for 4,643 yards and a career-high 45 touchdowns with six interceptions for an NFL-record 122.5 passer rating. Rodgers earned NFL Most Valuable Player honors from The Associated Press and was selected to his second Pro Bowl.
"It means a lot to be recognized as a consistent player and as a contributor to my team," says Rodgers. "The MVP award is one that relies on a player having the support of his teammates: guys blocking, guys running, guys catching and guys making plays. I'm very honored to receive the award."
Rodgers' 122.5 passer rating is the highest single-season mark in NFL history and his career rating of 104.1 is the best in league annals (minimum 1,500 attempts).
Rodgers had 13 games with a 100+ passer rating last year, the most in a single season all-time. His 12 games with a 110+ rating are also the most ever in a season.
"People really count on me to be consistent each week and to play well," says Rodgers. "If I'm playing consistently and doing things I know I'm supposed to do, we'll be able to have some success because of it."
With 45 touchdown passes, Rodgers set the single-season franchise record (BRETT FAVRE, 39, 1996), which ranked fifth alltime in NFL annals. Rodgers passed for at least three touchdowns in 10 games, becoming only the third player in NFL history to have at least 10 games in a season with three or more touchdown passes. He threw at least two touchdown passes in 13 consecutive games, tied with PEYTON MANNING (2004) and TOM BRADY (2010-11) for the longest streak in NFL history.
Rodgers' 4,643 passing yards set a franchise record (LYNN DICKEY, 4,458, 1983). He now owns two of the top three single-season passing marks in Green Bay history.
In his first four seasons as a starter, Rodgers has passed for an NFL-record 17,037 yards, besting the previous mark held by Manning (16,418, 1998-2001).
With just six interceptions in 2011, Rodgers is the only quarterback in NFL history to pass for at least 4,000 yards and have six INTs or fewer. He is also the only player all-time to throw at least 45 touchdown passes and register six or fewer interceptions.
"Aaron is the leader of the Green Bay Packers," says head coach MIKE MC CARTHY, "and serves as a great example to our entire organization, fans and community."
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