Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-25 in Super Bowl XLV following the 2010-11 season. It was their second consecutive title victory and third overall.
After losing to San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick 4-6 last year, it looked like it would be Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill who would lead the league in passing this year. But with 11 games left to play, Rodgers is right on his tail with 9,944 yards passing. He has thrown for at least 300 yards in nine straight games, a Green Bay record. The last QB to do that was Brett Favre back in 1999 when he had ten such games in a row.
Rodgers is also within striking distance of breaking the all-time career touchdown pass mark of 92 set by Peyton Manning. They are now tied at 91 touchdowns passed. If Rodgers gets into town, he will likely have one more chance to break the tie.
He won his first Super Bowl after the 2011 season when the Packers defeated the New York Giants 24-14 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. It was also his rookie season.
Rodgers played high school football in California's Marin County before going to Illinois for two seasons as a wide receiver.
On this day in history, Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers is awarded Super Bowl XLV MVP. In the biggest game in football history, Rodgers connected with Donald Driver on three touchdown passes and earned his first championship ring as Green Bay defeated New York Giants 31-25.
Rodgers became the third quarterback in NFL history to win the MVP award in his first season, joining Terry Bradshaw and Roger Staubach. He was also the first rookie to win the award.
He is only the second player in NFL history to win the MVP award twice (Earl Campbell won three times).
Rodgers finished the 2011 season with 4,057 passing yards, 38 touchdowns and nine interceptions. He also had 102 rushing yards and a touchdown.
In 2012, he completed 265 of 412 passes for 3,426 yards, 28 touchdowns and eight interceptions. He also ran for seven scores.
Rodgers has been named the MVP of the NFL playoffs four times - all with the Packers. He is the first player ever to win the MVP award in four consecutive postseason appearances. He won titles in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.
Aaron Rodgers, full name Aaron Charles Rodgers (born December 2, 1983 in Chico, California, United States), is an American professional gridiron football quarterback who is widely regarded as one of the best to have ever played the position. In 2011, he guided the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL) to a Super Bowl victory.
He was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the first round of the 2001 MLB Draft but opted to continue playing football. He was then selected second overall by the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay Panthers, with whom he won two NCAA Division 1-A national championships. As a Packer, he has been elected to the Pro Bowl three times and named NFL MVP twice.
Rodgers is the fourth highest scoring quarterback in NFL history. His 22,331 passing yards are third most in league history, while his 175 touchdown passes are second only to Peyton Manning. He also ranks fifth in career winning percentage (.615).
In 2011, he became the first player to win the NFL's Most Valuable Player Award after leading his team to a 16-0 record and winning the Packers' first Super Bowl title.
He signed a five-year, $40 million contract with the Packers on April 29, 2012. The deal included $20 million guaranteed.
During his career, he has passed for over 4,000 yards eight times and has led his team to the playoffs nine seasons out of ten.
The Green Bay Packers defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLV. Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers tossed three touchdown passes and Nick Collins recovered an interception for another, leading the Packers to a 31-25 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday. It was the second Super Bowl win for Green Bay - they also won in 1992 - and their first since losing to New England Patriots in the 2001 season. The Steelers had not been to the game before this year's edition.
Rodgers, who is one of the best quarterbacks of all time, took over as starter after Brett Favre retired and helped the Packers win the NFC North title with 22 touchdowns and only eight interceptions. He also led them to the playoffs every year during his tenure there. The Steelers drafted quarterback Ben Roethlisberger third overall in 2004 and he has been their star ever since. He has almost as many TD passes (112) as interceptions (101).
Both teams came into the game with very strong defenses that allowed only 17 points per game this season. However, the Packers' defense began to show some cracks near the end of the season when they allowed 493 yards in two games against Chicago - including a 334-yard performance by Jay Cutler - before recovering nicely. Meanwhile, the Steelers' defense was among the best in the league throughout the season but started to show some age late in the year when they gave up 634 yards to New England.
The Vikings are 9-15-1 versus Rodgers, while the Lions and Bears are 10–38 against the Packers quarterback. Rodgers faced his Packers predecessor, Brett Favre, four times when Favre was in Minnesota. Rodgers lost both games in 2009 before winning both the following season.
Since then, all four games have been decided by seven points or less. The Pack beat Favre's former team, the New York Jets, 27-23 in 2011 during the regular season. They lost to him and the Saints 26-22 in 2012 after leading 22-0 early in the fourth quarter. Then they defeated him and his new team, the Vikings, 34-30 in 2013 during the regular season before losing 16-13 in 2014 at Lambeau Field. Finally, in 2015 during the playoffs, Green Bay eliminated Favre and the Vikings from contention with a 23-10 victory at Minnesota.
Rodgers is 8-4 as a starter in Chicago. He won his first game as a Bear in 2007 against Seattle before losing the next three games to fall out of the race for the NFC North title. Since then, he has gone on to become one of the best quarterbacks in the league.
Aaron Jones became the third rookie running back this century to reach 100 yards rushing in a game when he did so against the Vikings on December 3, 2017. Jones also had two touchdowns in that game.
2008/2008 season The Packers defeated the Minnesota Vikings 24-19 at Lambeau Field, marking the first occasion since 1992 when a quarterback other than Favre began a game for the Packers. Rodgers finished the game with 178 yards and two touchdowns (1 passing, 1 rushing). He also threw an interception that was returned for a touchdown by Brian Russell.
His first career start came at Chicago. The Bears had just sacked Rodgers out of the gate and he wasn't happy about it. He took charge of the game from there finishing with 331 yards and 3 touchdowns (2 passing, 1 rushing). He also didn't throw an interception in this game.
Rodgers next started against Detroit where he completed 21 of 29 passes for 247 yards, 2 touchdowns and no interceptions. He also ran for a touchdown in this game.
At Dallas in 2012, Rodgers passed for 263 yards and 3 touchdowns (1 passing, 2 rushing) and ran for another score.
Against Atlanta in 2013, Rodgers passed for 243 yards and 3 touchdowns (1 passing, 2 rushing) and ran for another score.
Against Philadelphia in 2014, Rodgers passed for 245 yards and 3 touchdowns (1 passing, 2 rushing) and ran for another score.