Green Bay quarterback AARON RODGERS will play in his 100th career NFL game this Sunday when the Packers visit the Miami Dolphins. Drafted in the first round (No. 24 overall) of the 2005 NFL Draft out of California, 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) YEARS PASSING YARDS
Dan Marino Miami 1983-1989 27,064
Kurt Warner St. Louis, NY Giants, Arizona 1998-2008 26,097
Peyton Manning Indianapolis 1998-2004 26,008
Aaron Rodgers Green Bay 2005-Present 25,352*
Matt Ryan Atlanta 2008-Present 25,051*
*Through 99 games 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).
Players to reach 200 touchdown passes in the fewest number of games:
PLAYER TEAM(S) YEARS GAMES TO 200 TD PASSES
Dan Marino Miami 1983-1989 89
Aaron Rodgers Green Bay 2005-2014 99
Peyton Manning Indianapolis 1998-2004 106
Brett Favre Atlanta, Green Bay 1991-1998 107
Tom Brady New England 2000-2009 116
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 players with the most touchdown passes in their first 100 NFL games:
PLAYER TEAM(S) YEARS TD PASSES
Dan Marino Miami 1983-1989 217
Aaron Rodgers Green Bay 2005-Present 200*
Brett Favre Atlanta, Green Bay 1991-1998 187
Peyton Manning Indianapolis 1998-2004 178
Johnny Unitas Baltimore Colts 1956-1963 168
*Through 99 games In his career, Rodgers has a 105.4 passer rating, the highest mark in NFL history (minimum 1,500 attempts).
PLAYER TEAM(S) YEARS PASSER RATING
Aaron Rodgers Green Bay 2005-2014 105.4*
Peyton Manning Indianapolis, Denver 1998-2014 97.4*
Steve Young Tampa Bay, San Francisco 1985-1999 96.8
Philip Rivers San Diego 2004-2014 96.8*
Tony Romo Dallas 2004-2014 95.9*
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) YEARS TDs INTS TD/INT RATIO
Aaron Rodgers Green Bay 2005-2014 200 53 3.77*
Tom Brady New England 2000-2014 365 136 2.68*
Peyton Manning Indianapolis, Denver 1998-2014 503 222 2.27*
Philip Rivers San Diego 2004-2014 233 106 2.20*
Steve Young Tampa Bay, San Francisco 1985-1999 232 107 2.17
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