Aaron Charles Rodgers was born on December 2,1983 and is an American football quarterback for the New York Jets of the National Football League.
165 Facts About Aaron Rodgers
Aaron Rodgers was selected in the first round of the 2005 NFL Draft by the Green Bay Packers and played for the Packers from 2005 to 2022.
Aaron Rodgers is regarded amongst the greatest and most talented quarterbacks of all time.
Aaron Rodgers was named Associated Press Athlete of the Year in 2011, and was voted league MVP by the Associated Press for the 2011,2014,2020 and 2021 NFL seasons.
Aaron Rodgers is the fifth player to win NFL MVP in consecutive seasons, joining Peyton Manning, Favre, Joe Montana and Jim Brown.
Aaron Rodgers has led the NFL six times in touchdown-to-interception ratio ; six times in lowest passing interception percentage ; four times in passer rating ; and four times in touchdown passing percentage ; three times in total touchdowns ; twice in touchdown passes and once in yards per attempt and completion percentage.
Aaron Rodgers is second on the NFL's all-time regular-season career passer rating list, with a regular-season career passer rating of over 100 while having had the highest passer rating, the best touchdown-to-interception ratio and the lowest passing interception percentage in NFL history throughout the entire 2010s decade.
Aaron Rodgers is a four-time winner of the Best NFL Player ESPY Award.
Outside of football, Aaron Rodgers has a minority ownership stake in the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association.
Aaron Rodgers was born on December 2,1983, in Chico, California, the son of Darla Leigh and Edward Wesley Aaron Rodgers.
Aaron Rodgers's father is a Texas-born chiropractor who played football as an offensive lineman for the Chico State Wildcats from 1973 to 1976.
Later, the family moved to Beaverton, Oregon, where Aaron Rodgers attended Vose Elementary School and Whitford Middle School, and played baseball in the Raleigh Hills Little League at shortstop, center field and pitcher.
The Rodgers family returned to Chico in 1997, and Aaron attended Pleasant Valley High School, starting for two years at quarterback and garnering 4,421 passing yards.
Aaron Rodgers set single-game records of six touchdowns and 440 all-purpose yards.
Aaron Rodgers set a single-season school record with 2,466 total yards in 2001.
Aaron Rodgers had wanted to attend Florida State and play under head coach Bobby Bowden, but was rejected.
Aaron Rodgers was only offered an opportunity to compete for a scholarship as a walk-on from University of Illinois.
Aaron Rodgers declined the invitation, and considered quitting football to play baseball instead or giving up entirely on the idea of playing in professional sports and attending law school after completing his undergraduate degree.
Aaron Rodgers was then recruited to play football at Butte Community College in Oroville, a junior college about 15 miles southeast of Chico.
Tedford was surprised to learn that Aaron Rodgers had not been recruited earlier.
Aaron Rodgers was named the starting quarterback in the fifth game of the 2003 season, beating the only team that offered him a opportunity out of high school, Illinois.
Aaron Rodgers passed for 394 yards and was named game MVP in the Insight Bowl against Virginia Tech.
In that game, Aaron Rodgers set a school record for consecutive completed passes with 26 and tied an NCAA record with 23 consecutive passes completed in one game.
Aaron Rodgers set a Cal single-game record for passing completion percentage of 85.3.
Aaron Rodgers holds the Cal career record for lowest percentage of passes intercepted at 1.95 percent.
Aaron Rodgers' performance set up the Golden Bears at first and goal with 1:47 remaining and a chance for the game-winning touchdown.
Aaron Rodgers was expected to be selected early in the 2005 NFL Draft as he had posted impressive numbers as a junior with Cal, throwing for 2,320 yards with a 67.5 completion rate in the regular season.
Aaron Rodgers threw for 24 touchdowns and only eight interceptions in his last college season, impressing many NFL scouts.
The 49ers drafted quarterback Alex Smith out of Utah instead, and Aaron Rodgers slid all the way down to the 24th overall pick by the Green Bay Packers.
Aaron Rodgers has said that he experienced much angst and restlessness when waiting to be selected several hours into the draft, as he had expected himself to be selected much sooner.
Aaron Rodgers is one of six quarterbacks coached by Jeff Tedford to be drafted in the first round of an NFL draft, joining Trent Dilfer, Akili Smith, David Carr, Joey Harrington, and Kyle Boller.
In, Aaron Rodgers agreed to a reported five-year, deal that included in guaranteed money and had the potential to pay him as much as if all incentives and escalators were met.
Aaron Rodgers spent his rookie season as the Packers' backup quarterback behind Brett Favre.
Aaron Rodgers continued to struggle through the preseason, before ending the preseason by converting two third downs and throwing a touchdown pass to tight end Ben Steele against the Tennessee Titans.
Once the regular season began, Aaron Rodgers saw very little action that year.
Aaron Rodgers completed eight of 15 passes for 65 yards and an interception.
Aaron Rodgers was then placed in McCarthy's "Quarterback school" for six hours a day several times a week.
Aaron Rodgers saw very little action during the 2006 season, but did step in briefly on against the Philadelphia Eagles when Favre left the game due to injury.
However, Moss was traded to the New England Patriots during the second day of the 2007 NFL Draft, and Aaron Rodgers stayed in Green Bay.
Aaron Rodgers stepped in when Favre was injured in the second quarter against the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday Night Football on.
Aaron Rodgers completed 18 passes for 201 yards, with no interceptions.
Aaron Rodgers threw his first touchdown pass but was sacked three times.
Aaron Rodgers quickly proved that he was one of the best quarterbacks in the league by passing for 4,038 yards in his first season as a starter as well as throwing for 28 touchdowns and only 13 interceptions.
Aaron Rodgers ended the game with 178 yards passing and two touchdowns.
In just his second NFL start the following week, Aaron Rodgers was voted the FedEx Air award winner after passing for 328 yards and three touchdowns in a win against the Detroit Lions.
Aaron Rodgers suffered a severe shoulder sprain in the game but continued to start and played well in a win against the Seattle Seahawks two weeks later, which to many proved his toughness.
On, Aaron Rodgers signed a six-year, contract extension through the 2014 season.
Aaron Rodgers was named NFC Offensive Player of the Month for, when he passed for 988 yards, completed 74.5 percent of his passes, and recorded a passer rating over 110 for all three games played during the month.
Aaron Rodgers led the Packers to five straight wins, in which he threw for a total of 1,324 yards, nine touchdowns, and two interceptions.
Aaron Rodgers became the first quarterback in NFL history ever to throw for 4,000 yards in both of his first two years as a starter.
Aaron Rodgers finished the season fourth in passing yards, touchdown passes, passer rating, and yards per attempt as well as eighth in completion percentage, while coming second among quarterbacks in rushing yards.
Aaron Rodgers's passing yardage made him second all-time in Packers history, behind only Lynn Dickey's all-time single-season record.
Aaron Rodgers settled down after that miscue and finished the game completing 28 of 42 passes for 423 yards, with four touchdown passes all in a second-half comeback.
Aaron Rodgers's 423 passing yards are the most by any quarterback in his first playoff game as well as his four touchdown passes and five total touchdowns.
However, after Favre dropped out due to injury and Brees was replaced due to his participation in Super Bowl XLIV, Aaron Rodgers became the NFC's starter.
At midseason, Aaron Rodgers had already thrown nine interceptions compared to only throwing seven all of the previous season, and was 16th in the league with an 85.3 passer rating.
Aaron Rodgers turned around the team's performance; they won their final two regular season games, one of them against the New York Giants, where Aaron Rodgers completed 25 of 37 passes for 404 yards, with four touchdown passes, and with a passer rating of 139.9.
Aaron Rodgers was named the FedEx Air NFL Player of the Year for his passing performance in the 2010 season.
Aaron Rodgers set an NFL record by becoming the only quarterback to pass for ten touchdowns combined through three consecutive playoff games.
From his playoff performance, Aaron Rodgers became only the third player in NFL history to pass for over 1,000 yards in a single postseason and became one of only four quarterbacks to record over 300 yards passing, with at least three touchdown passes, and no interceptions in a Super Bowl.
From this postseason, Aaron Rodgers became the only player to pass for at least 900 yards and rush for at least two touchdowns in a single postseason.
Aaron Rodgers was ranked 11th by his fellow players on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2011.
Aaron Rodgers had 312 passing yards and three touchdowns to earn NFC Offensive Player of the Week.
Aaron Rodgers finished the season with 4,643 passing yards, 45 touchdown passes, and six interceptions, good for a passer rating of 122.5, which as of 2020 is the highest single-season passer rating in NFL history.
Aaron Rodgers's passing yards, touchdown passes, and passer rating set single-season franchise records.
In week four, against the Denver Broncos, Aaron Rodgers became the only quarterback in NFL history to record over 400 passing yards with four touchdown passes, while rushing for two touchdowns in the same game.
Aaron Rodgers played in 15 of the 16 games, with the only exception being Week 17 against the Detroit Lions, a game in which Aaron Rodgers was rested after the club clinched home-field advantage for the playoffs the previous week.
Aaron Rodgers recorded a passer rating of over 100.0 in thirteen games during the season, including twelve games in a row, and a passer rating of 110.0 or higher in twelve games, including eleven in a row.
Aaron Rodgers won the league's MVP award, receiving 48 of the 50 votes.
Aaron Rodgers finished second, behind Brees, for the AP Offensive Player of the Year award.
Aaron Rodgers was named to the Pro Bowl for his 2011 season to go along with a First-team All-Pro honor.
Aaron Rodgers was voted by his fellow players as the best player in the league on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2012.
Aaron Rodgers completed 23 of 33 passes to ten different players for 274 yards and a touchdown.
Aaron Rodgers completed 26 of 39 passes for 257 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception, while rushing for 28 yards, in the losing effort.
Aaron Rodgers earned his third career Pro Bowl nomination for his performance in the 2012 season.
Aaron Rodgers was ranked sixth by his peers on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2013.
Aaron Rodgers earned NFC Offensive Player of the Week for his effort against the Redskins.
Aaron Rodgers's 335 passing yards in the first half set a club record.
Aaron Rodgers became the first quarterback since Y A Tittle in 1962 to throw for at least 480 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions in a game.
At home against the Chicago Bears in Week 9, Aaron Rodgers was sacked by Shea McClellin.
Aaron Rodgers won the 2013 GMC Never Say Never Award for the come-from-behind, division-winning touchdown pass.
Aaron Rodgers finished fifth in the league in passer rating, completion percentage, and yards per game while finishing second in yards per attempt.
Aaron Rodgers recorded only 177 yards passing, his lowest in a playoff game, and one touchdown pass.
Aaron Rodgers was ranked No 11 by his fellow players on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2014.
The Packers' 7 points were the fewest points allowed in a game Aaron Rodgers finished; the 223 yards of total Packer offense were the lowest since Aaron Rodgers took over at quarterback and his 162 passing yards were a career low.
In those three games, Aaron Rodgers threw five touchdowns and one interception combined, with a passer rating of 95.1.
In Week 6, against the Miami Dolphins, Aaron Rodgers led the Packers to a game-winning drive with less than two minutes remaining.
In Week 10, against the Chicago Bears, Aaron Rodgers became the second player in NFL history and the first since Daryle Lamonica in 1969 to throw six touchdown passes in the first half.
Aaron Rodgers finished 18 of 27 for 315 yards and six touchdowns despite only playing one drive in the second half to earn NFC Offensive Player of the Week.
Aaron Rodgers finished 17 of 22 for 226 yards, two touchdown passes, no interceptions, a 139.6 passer rating, and a rushing touchdown to earn his fourth NFC Offensive Player of the Week honor for the 2014 season.
Aaron Rodgers quickly drove downfield to set up a tying field goal, only to watch from the sidelines as the Seahawks won the coin toss in overtime and proceeded to score the game-winning touchdown on their first possession.
Aaron Rodgers was 19-for-34 for 178 yards and a touchdown, with two interceptions in the losing effort.
Aaron Rodgers finished the regular season first in touchdown-to-interception ratio, lowest interception percentage, second in passer rating, yards per attempt, and touchdown passing percentage, third in touchdown passes, seventh in passing yards, and ninth in completion percentage.
Aaron Rodgers set an NFL record for most consecutive pass attempts at home without an interception, and touchdown passes.
Aaron Rodgers was voted the AP NFL Most Valuable Player for the 2014 season, receiving 31 votes, and was named NFC Offensive Player of the Year by the Kansas City Committee of 101 and Fed-Ex Air NFL Player of the Year.
Aaron Rodgers was named to the AP All-Pro team as the first quarterback, receiving 44 votes while runner-up Tony Romo received three.
Aaron Rodgers was named to the Pro Bowl for the 2014 season.
Aaron Rodgers was ranked as the second best player in the league among his fellow players on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2015.
Aaron Rodgers threw for a career low 3,821 yards in which he played for at least 15 games, although he had 31 touchdowns to just eight interceptions.
Aaron Rodgers completed only 60.7 of his passes, averaged only 6.7 yards per attempt and finished with a passer rating of 92.7, all career lows.
The interception came with only 1:47 left in the fourth quarter, and following the interception, Aaron Rodgers expressed frustration by throwing down a Microsoft Surface tablet.
Aaron Rodgers finished the game with 210 yards and two passing touchdowns.
Aaron Rodgers finished the game 24 for 44 for 261 yards with two touchdowns and an interception.
Aaron Rodgers was named to his fifth Pro Bowl and was ranked as the sixth best player by his peers on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2016.
Aaron Rodgers did not miss any snaps in the game and finished 30 out of 39 for 313 yards with no sacks or interceptions.
Aaron Rodgers finished with 246 passing yards, three touchdown passes and a 150.8 passer rating.
Aaron Rodgers did this despite suffering a calf injury early in the game.
Aaron Rodgers was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week for his performance against the Seahawks.
On December 20,2016, Aaron Rodgers was selected to his third consecutive Pro Bowl and his sixth overall in his career.
Aaron Rodgers helped lead the Packers to a NFC North title and a playoff berth in 2016.
Aaron Rodgers completed 25 of 40 passes for 364 yards and four touchdowns in the victory.
Aaron Rodgers completed 27 of his 45 passing attempts for 287 yards with three touchdowns and an interception in the losing effort.
Aaron Rodgers finished fourth in passing yards, completions, attempts, and passer rating.
Aaron Rodgers was ranked sixth by his peers on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2017.
Aaron Rodgers finished the game with 311, but his streak of 251 consecutive passes without an interception came to an end when defensive tackle Nazair Jones picked him off in the first quarter.
Shortly thereafter, it was revealed that Aaron Rodgers suffered a fractured right collarbone.
Aaron Rodgers returned to practice on December 2,2017, making him eligible to play in the upcoming Week 15 game.
On December 12,2017, it was announced that Aaron Rodgers was medically cleared by doctors and was set to start the next game against the Carolina Panthers.
Aaron Rodgers was ranked No 10 by his fellow players on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2018.
In Week 14, against the Atlanta Falcons, Aaron Rodgers set an NFL record by converting his 359th consecutive pass without an interception, breaking Tom Brady's previous record.
Aaron Rodgers matched his own feat of achieving at least 400 passing yards, two passing touchdowns, and two rushing touchdowns in a single game.
The only other time in NFL history that occurred was when Aaron Rodgers accomplished it in 2011 against the Denver Broncos.
On December 18,2018, Aaron Rodgers was named to his seventh Pro Bowl.
Aaron Rodgers declined the appearance due to injury and was replaced by Russell Wilson.
Aaron Rodgers was then sent to the hospital to test for concussion symptoms.
Aaron Rodgers finished the season with 372 completions, 597 attempts, 4,442 passing yards, 25 passing touchdowns, two interceptions and a passer rating of 97.6.
Aaron Rodgers was ranked eighth by his fellow players on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2019.
Aaron Rodgers started the 2019 season with a new head coach in Matt LaFleur following the departure of Mike McCarthy.
In Week 7, against the Oakland Raiders, Aaron Rodgers posted his first-ever game with a perfect passer rating of 158.3, the first quarterback in team history to do so.
Aaron Rodgers was named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week for his performance.
Aaron Rodgers finished the 2019 season with 4,002 passing yards, 26 passing touchdowns, and four interceptions.
Aaron Rodgers was ranked 16th by his fellow players on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2020.
Aaron Rodgers was named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week for his performance in Week 13.
Aaron Rodgers's passing touchdowns total set a new franchise record.
Aaron Rodgers had seven total games with four passing touchdowns.
Aaron Rodgers led the league in numerous statistical categories, including completion percentage, touchdown passes, and passer rating.
Aaron Rodgers was ranked 3rd by his fellow players on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2021.
Aaron Rodgers was pulled in the fourth quarter for Jordan Love as his chance of a comeback was all but eliminated.
Aaron Rodgers missed 10 days per the league's COVID-19 policies for unvaccinated players, including a game against the Kansas City Chiefs.
On December 23,2021, Aaron Rodgers was named to his tenth Pro Bowl.
Aaron Rodgers finished the 2021 season with 4,115 passing yards, 37 touchdowns, and four interceptions.
On January 14,2022, Aaron Rodgers earned his fourth career First-team All-Pro selection.
Aaron Rodgers became the fifth player to win consecutive MVPs and first since Peyton Manning between 2008 and 2009.
Aaron Rodgers joined Manning as the only players in NFL history to win at least four MVPs.
Aaron Rodgers was ranked third by his fellow players on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2022.
On March 8, Aaron Rodgers confirmed that he would return and play for the Packers for the 2022 season after speculations that Aaron Rodgers could retire or demand a trade to another team.
Aaron Rodgers did confirm that he would return to play his 18th NFL season with the Packers.
In Week 5 at London, Aaron Rodgers threw for 222 yards and two touchdowns in an upset loss against the New York Giants.
Aaron Rodgers finished the 2022 season with 3,695 passing yards, 26 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions, which marked the most for Aaron Rodgers in a single season since 2008.
Aaron Rodgers was initiated as an honorary member of Tau Kappa Epsilon on January 5,2012, at the Sigma-Xi Chapter at St Norbert College.
Aaron Rodgers has two brothers; the younger, Jordan, played quarterback at Vanderbilt University and had a brief NFL career with the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Aaron Rodgers was in a relationship with actress Olivia Munn from 2014 to 2017 and with former NASCAR driver Danica Patrick from 2018 to 2020.
Aaron Rodgers started dating actress Shailene Woodley in the second half of 2020.
Aaron Rodgers has been vocal about his use of alternative medicine and treatments.
Aaron Rodgers revealed in 2022 that he had previously sought offseason trips to Peru where he consumed ayahuasca.
Aaron Rodgers has been one of the NFL's most prominent players to voice his concerns about his decision to not be vaccinated with any of the COVID-19 vaccines.
Aaron Rodgers is a spokesperson for State Farm Insurance and is frequently featured in their commercials.
Aaron Rodgers has been featured in Pizza Hut advertisements, as well as numerous local Wisconsin-based advertisements.
One interview on the Pat McAfee Show in 2021 made headlines after Aaron Rodgers made several false statements about COVID-19, implying that unvaccinated people were not the group most affected by the pandemic and that ivermectin was beneficial for people with COVID-19.
In 2021, Aaron Rodgers took part in The Match IV, which was the fourth installment in the exhibition match play golf series.
Aaron Rodgers took part in the sixth edition of The Match, where he teamed up with Brady against fellow quarterbacks Josh Allen and Patrick Mahomes.
Aaron Rodgers is a supporter of the MACC Fund, Raise Hope for Congo, and other humanitarian and charitable efforts.
Aaron Rodgers is a supporter of his alma mater, University of California, Berkeley.
Aaron Rodgers has donated funds to renovate the athletic facilities and established an endowed scholarship for transfer students at the school.
In 2021, Aaron Rodgers donated $1 million to help small businesses in Chico and Butte County, California.