NFL 2014: Aaron Rodgers Set to Play 100th Career NFL Game
NFL 2014: Aaron Rodgers Set to Play 100th Career NFL Game


Drafted in the first round (No. 24 overall) of the 2005 NFL Draft out of California, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers appeared in seven games during his first three seasons before taking over as the team's starting quarterback in 2008.

In his 92 career regular-season starts, Rodgers has guided the Packers to a 61-31 record (.663). He has been selected to three Pro Bowls (2009, 2011 and 2012 seasons) and was named the 2011 Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player.

"People really count on me to be consistent each week and to play well," says Rodgers. "If I'm playing consistent and doing things I know I'm supposed to do, we'll be able to have some success because of it."

In the postseason, he has won five games (5-4 record), including Super Bowl XLV when he was named the game's Most Valuable Player.

"Aaron is the leader of the Green Bay Packers," says head coach MIKE MC CARTHY about Rodgers, "and serves as a great example to our entire organization, fans and community."

Earlier this season, Rodgers reached 25,000 career passing yards and is one of only five players all-time to reach the milestone in his first 100 games. Rodgers, who reached the mark in his 98th game, needed the fewest attempts (3,065) in NFL history to accomplish the feat.

The players with the most passing yards in their first 100 games:

Player Team(s) Seasons Yards
Source: NFL *Through 99 games
Dan MarinoMiami1983-198927,064
Kurt WarnerRams, Giants, Arizona1998-200826,097
Peyton ManningIndianapolis1998-200426,008
Aaron Rodgers*Green Bay2005-Present25,352
Matt Ryan*Atlanta2008-Present25,051


Last week against Minnesota, Rodgers threw three touchdown passes, including the 200th of his career. He reached 200 touchdown passes in his 99th game, the second-fastest in NFL history behind only Pro Football Hall of Famer DAN MARINO (89 games).

The NFL quarterbacks to reach 200 touchdown passes in the fewest number of games:

Player Team(s) Seasons Games to 200
Source: NFL
Dan MarinoMiami1983-198989
Aaron RodgersGreen Bay2005-201499
Peyton ManningIndianapolis1998-2004106
Brett FavreAtlanta, Green Bay1991-1998107
Tom BradyNew England2000-2009116


At the time of his 200th career touchdown pass, Rodgers had thrown only 53 interceptions, the fewest at the time of the milestone and 35 fewer than the next closest player (TOM BRADY, 88).

Rodgers is only the second player in NFL history with at least 200 touchdown passes in his first 100 games. Marino threw 217 touchdown passes in his first 100 games and Rodgers has 200 through his first 99 games.

The NFL quarterbacks with the most touchdown passes in their first 100 NFL games:

Player Team(s) Seasons TD Passes
Source: NFL *Through 99 games
Dan MarinoMiami1983-1989217
Aaron Rodgers*Green Bay2005-Present200
Brett FavreAtlanta, Green Bay1991-1998187
Peyton ManningIndianapolis1998-2004178
Johnny UnitasBaltimore Colts1956-1963168


In his career, Rodgers has a 105.4 passer rating, the highest mark in NFL history (minimum 1,500 attempts).

Player Team(s) Seasons Rating
Source: NFL *Active
Aaron Rodgers*Green Bay2005-2014105.4
Peyton Manning*Indianapolis, Denver1998-201497.4
Steve YoungTampa Bay, San Francisco1985-199996.8
Philip Rivers*San Diego2004-201496.8
Tony Romo*Dallas2004-201495.9


Rodgers has 200 career touchdown passes and only 53 interceptions for a TD/INT ratio of 3.77, the best mark in league history (minimum 1,500 attempts).

Player Team(s) Seasons TDs INTs TD/INT Ratio
Source: NFL *Active
Aaron Rodgers*Green Bay2005-2014200533.77
Tom Brady*New England2000-20143651362.68
Peyton Manning*Indianapolis, Denver1998-20145032222.27
Philip Rivers*San Diego2004-20142331062.20
Steve YoungTampa Bay, San Francisco1985-19992321072.17


With 25,352 yards on 3,102 attempts, Rodgers' 8.17 yards per attempt mark is the third-highest in NFL history (minimum 1,500 attempts) and the best for a quarterback since 1960. Only Pro Football Hall of Famers OTTO GRAHAM (8.63) and SID LUCKMAN (8.42) have better marks.

Player Team(s) Seasons ATT Yards Yards/tt
Source: NFL *Active
Otto GrahamCleveland1950-19551,56513,4998.63
Sid LuckmanChicago1939-19501,74414,6868.42
Aaron Rodgers*Green Bay2005-20143,10225,3528.17
Norm Van BrocklinLA Rams, Philadelphia1949-19602,89523,6118.16
Steve YoungTampa Bay, 49ers1985-19994,14933,1247.98


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