|Date of Birth:||12/02/1983|
|Drafted:||2005 | Round 1 | Pick 24|
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Aaron Rodgers is returning to the Packers.
Rodgers' friend Pat McAfee was the first to break the news, and NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that the back-to-back league MVP is getting a record-breaking four-year, $200 million deal making him the highest paid player in league history at $50 million per year. Included in the deal is $153 million guaranteed, but it's still described as a team-friendly deal that'll lower the cap number for Green Bay in 2022. McAfee says that Rodgers seriously considered retirement, but he's back with the Pack as they look to get back to the Super Bowl in what looks like a wide-open NFC.
Aaron Rodgers is being activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list.
This was fully expected, but Rodgers is back in the building and set to start tomorrow for Green Bay in a big game versus Russell Wilson and the Seahawks. He should immediately be back in the QB1 ranks, and Davante Adams should be viewed as the top play at wide receiver for Week 10.
Aaron Rodgers tested positive for COVID-19 and is out for Week 9, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero.
Rodgers will miss the highly-anticipated showdown with Patrick Mahomes, and it will be the most high-profile COVID-19 issue of the year—bringing about more frustration regarding the whole ordeal. The news sets up 2020 first-round Jordan Love to make his first NFL start, and he can be a quality streaming option with the firepower on Green Bay's offense (assuming Davante Adams gets cleared). Because he is reportedly unvaccinated, fantasy owners could also be without Rodgers in Week 10.
Aaron Rodgers and the Packers are close to an agreement that would bring him back for at least the 2021 season, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
This reporting could just be Schefter trying to cover for himself after basically making it as if Aaron Rodgers was going to be gone (remember, the original report by ESPN took over 2021 NFL Draft coverage), but the insider says the two sides reached "mutually agreed-upon terms" over the weekend that has the reigning NFL MVP close to abandoning plans he had to skip training camp. Schefter also says the new agreement would set up for Rodgers to leave Green Bay after the season. Overall, this news isn't a real surprise considering the nod Rodgers and Davante Adams made to "The Last Dance" on Instagram, and the superstar passer will need to be moved up draft boards once he officially reports. One thing for sure is that Rodgers—assuming he plays—will want to put up big-time numbers.
Aaron Rodgers is expected to play for the Packers this season.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport says that Rodgers "has indicated to people close to him that he does plan to play for [Green Bay] this season". Rodgers really doesn't have much leverage unless he really wants to "retire" so this isn't a surprise despite all the offseason talk about the reigning MVP's status. Reality may be setting in, and that means Rodgers—with three years remaining on his Packers contract—playing for the only NFL team he's played for again this season. However, perhaps Rodgers returning will indeed be a "Last Dance" type of year if he can somehow get the Packers to promise to trade him next offseason if he reports and plays in 2021. Things can change, but expect Rodgers to be out there for the Packers this fall.
Aaron Rodgers is officially holding out.
This was fully expected for a while now, and the Packers now have the right to fine their star quarterback and reigning league MVP for not attending mandatory minicamp. Those fines would almost certainly be waived if the two sides can somehow make things right and move forward for at least the 2021 season, but the situation remains very much up in the air to begin the summer. Second-year quarterback Jordan Love will handle valuable first-team reps while Rodgers is away.
Aaron Rodgers has told some people inside the Packers organization that he does not want to return to the team, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
According to Schefter, Rodgers is "so disgruntled" with the team that he has indicated he wants to leave, so it suddenly sounds like the smoke in terms of rumors about a divorce could quickly turn into a full-blown fire. Green Bay has sent members of the organization out to meet with Rodgers at various points this offseason, but he remains unhappy—partly due to the team not informing him of a trade up for first-round pick Jordan Love last year. With the 49ers rumored to have offered the No. 3 overall pick for Rodgers, this news creates more intrigue ahead of tonight's draft; and it also should be noted how Rodgers could even have Jeopardy! as a fallback option if he simply decides to step away from the game altogether.
Aaron Rodgers torches the Vikings to open the year.
Rodgers was 32/44 for 364 yards and four touchdowns against a revamped Minnesota secondary that allows a number of chunk plays down the field. Rodgers threw the ball extremely well both inside and outside of the pocket all afternoon, looking about as sharp as ever as he begins his age-36 campaign. Keep in mind Green Bay did have offensive explosions like this last year, and the Vikings are going to need some time to figure things out defensively this season, but this is obviously a great sign for Rodgers. The future Hall of Fame quarterback is undoubtedly on a mission this season after the Packers drafted his replacement in the first round of this year's draft.
49ers limit Aaron Rodgers in Sunday night win.
Rodgers was 20/33 for 104 yards and one touchdown along with three carries for 13 yards in Green Bay's 37-8 loss at San Francisco. The touchdown was to Davante Adams on a push pass, and he also had a two-point conversion pass to Adams. Rodgers' 3.2 yards per attempt were the lowest of his career, as the 49ers pass rush (and the lack of success running the ball) really limited the Packers offense. Look for Rodgers to bounce back next week against the Giants.
Aaron Rodgers torches the Raiders in Week 7.
Rodgers was 25/31 for 429 passing yards and five passing touchdowns along with two carries for six yards and a rushing score for his best game of the season by far to this point and one of the best games of his career. The offensive line gave Rodgers all day in the pocket, and it almost looked like the Raiders were basically trying to keep the future Hall of Fame quarterback from scrambling; Rodgers simply stood in there and waited for receivers to get open—taking some big shots in the process—and made a bunch of chunk plays throughout the game. Rodgers' five passing touchdowns were to five different receivers, and the rushing score was basically a walk-in. Rodgers was probably on the bench in a good number of leagues considering he's been just adequate statistically this season for a Green Bay offense that's probably built around the run game more than in the past, but this performance will likely make people feel better about using him as a QB1 in fantasy lineups. Rodgers plays in Arrowhead next Sunday night.
Aaron Rodgers is hoping to have a lot of freedom at the line of scrimmage this season.
Rodgers has obviously had a ton of freedom in Mike McCarthy's offense after 11 years in it, but the transition to new head coach Matt LaFleur's offense is likely to lead to less change pre-snap. LaFluer's offense is similar to Kyle Shanahan's, in that a lot of pre-snap motion and movement is utilized, which leads to less time for the quarterback to make adjustments—LaFleur told NFL.com's Mike Silver that giving the quarterback freedom to change plays is "not really the way the offense is set up." LaFleur did add that Rodgers has had freedom to make calls at the line of scrimmage, so they are trying to find a happy medium for their offense. Rodgers himself told Silver, "I don't think you want to ask me to turn off 11 year (of recognizing defenses)," adding that he can do things only a few other quarterbacks (he named Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Drew Brees, and Ben Roethlisberger) are able to do. Rodgers should play well regardless of his freedom to make changes pre-snap, but the start of this quarterback-coach relationship is something to keep in mind in 2019.
The Packers have officially hired Matt LaFleur as their head coach.
News broke a couple days ago about the pairing, and it’s now official. Most recently Tennessee’s offensive coordinator (2018), LaFleur has quickly risen over the past few years as quarterbacks coach of the Falcons (2015-2016) and offensive coordinator of the Rams (2017) before the one-year stint with the Titans. Now, the 39-year-old is officially the third head coach hire in the 2019 cycle, and he will hope to get the best out of Aaron Rodgers in an offense that the franchise likely expects to resemble what we have seen in Los Angeles over the past two years. There are certainly concerns—most notably, the failure to recognize how good Derrick Henry is before December—but what LaFleur can bring to the passing game is likely what sold the Packers on him. It would be a disappointment if this hiring didn’t last the rest of Rodgers’ career.
Aaron Rodgers has officially been ruled out with a concussion.
Rodgers suffered the concussion in the first half and it's now the fourth quarter, so this isn't a surprise. Rodgers' season ends with 4,442 yards, 25 touchdowns, and two interceptions along with 43 carries for 269 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns. The former MVP probably didn't play as well as the numbers indicate, though. This offseason and lead-up to next season will be interesting for Rodgers and the Packers, as this will be the quarterback's first year without Mike McCarthy as his head coach. Obviously Rodgers will be a QB1 in all 2019 fantasy drafts as a major bounce-back candidate after he had under 20 fantasy points in 11 games this season (ten if you don't count this one he left early) as a relatively disappointing selection. We'll see who ends up the head coach and offensive staff for Green Bay, as that could determine where Rodgers ranks among QB1s next season.
Aaron Rodgers is being evaluated for a concussion.
Rodgers is headed to the locker room and will now need to clear concussion protocol to return to today's game. DeShone Kizer is now in at quarterback for the Packers, and there's certainly a chance Rodgers' day and season are both done. We'll update you as more information becomes available on his status.
Aaron Rodgers goes over 400 yards with four touchdowns in Week 16.
Rodgers was 37/55 for 442 yards and two touchdowns along with five carries for 32 yards and two touchdowns in the Packers' overtime win over the Jets. Rodgers led Green Bay to 18 fourth-quarter points to force overtime before leading the team to a game-winning touchdown drive in overtime, hitting Davante Adams for a 16-yard touchdown on a post route in the end zone. This season has been disappointing overall for Rodgers and fantasy owners, but the former MVP probably led a lot of people into a good position for fantasy titles if they are owners in title games. Rodgers faces the Lions to conclude the regular season and will remain a QB1 option in lineups.
Aaron Rodgers' interception-less streak ends as the Packers are eliminated from playoff contention.
Rodgers was 25/42 for 274 yards and one interception along with three carries for 25 yards in the Week 15 loss to the Bears; it was the first time Rodgers and the Packers have lost at Soldier Field since 2010. Chicago put a lot of pressure on Rodgers throughout the game, sacking him five times, but he didn't have a particularly good game while missing some throws throughout. Rodgers' interception was on a pass that he threw behind a tightly-covered Jimmy Graham, which was deflected by Bears rookie linebacker Roquan Smith before getting picked off. The turnover ended Rodgers' interception-less streak of 402 games, and NFL record. In a less difficult matchup, Rodgers will be more of a QB1 option for fantasy finals next week against the Jets.
Aaron Rodgers throws two touchdowns in Week 14.
Rodgers was 21/32 for 196 yards and two touchdowns along with three carries for 44 yards against the Falcons. The first score was to Davante Adams on a seven-yard out, and his second score was to Randall Cobb on a 24-yard deep ball to the end zone. The touchdown to Cobb made it 359 consecutive passes without an interception, breaking Tom Brady's record. This was Rodgers' highest rushing total of the season, but it was his lowest passing yardage total of the year. Next week, Rodgers faces a Bears team he injured his knee against in Week 1 before returning and lighting them up in a comeback victory. Rodgers has obvious upside every week, but he probably isn't a must-start in a tough matchup considering he's been below 20 fantasy points in six of the past seven games.
Aaron Rodgers throws one touchdown in Packers' Week 13 loss.
Rogers was 31/50 for 233 yards and one touchdown along with three carries for 20 yards in a stunning home loss to the Cardinals. The score was to Davante Adams in the red zone on a fourth-down attempt where Adams got free in the back of the end zone. Ultimately, this was Super Bowl-winning head coach Mike McCarthy's last game coaching the Packers, and it's fair to wonder if Rodgers has gotten enough blame for Green Bay's struggles this season. Rodgers has a 21:1 TD/INT ratio, but he's sometimes played off-script, and this hasn't been the same explosive offense we've seen over the years. The lack of experience in the receiving corps is also partly to blame, and Rodgers himself made it clear he was unhappy the team got rid of veteran receiver Jordy Nelson during the offseason. Nevertheless, Rodgers is going to have a new coach in 2019, and it'll be interesting to see how he plays with Joe Philbin now leading the team as the interim head coach. Rodgers has hit 20 fantasy points in just one of his last six games, but he has a great matchup next week against the Falcons for the first week of the fantasy playoffs
Aaron Rodgers throws one touchdown in Packers’ Sunday night loss.
Rodgers was 17/28 for 198 yards and one touchdown against the Vikings. He started fast with an early touchdown to Davante Adams on a nice back-shoulder throw, but Green Bay couldn’t get much going offensively. Rodgers looked like he had a check down at least once in the game when he took a sack, and he might be trying to do too much with his team barely holding on to playoff contention in the NFC. Next week, Rodgers will look to bounce back with a big game against the Cardinals in the final week of the fantasy regular season for many.
Aaron Rodgers, Packers fall to 4-5-1 with close loss in Seattle.
Rodgers was 21/30 for 332 yards, two touchdowns, and zero interceptions in a 27-24 defeat, also adding a three-yard carry. Green Bay was able to enter halftime with a 21-17 lead as Rodgers connected with Robert Tonyan (54 yards) and Aaron Jones (24 yards) for his scores, but Seattle tightened up defensively in the second half before Russell Wilson threw the game-winning touchdown to Ed Dickson. The Packers will now at least be 2.0 games back in the NFC North after Chicago and Minnesota face off on Sunday night, but they at least have very winnable games down the stretch as they look to turn things around. Next week, though, won't be so easy on the road against the Vikings, but Rodgers obviously remains a QB1.
Aaron Rodgers throws two touchdowns in Packers' win.
Rodgers connected with Davante Adams on a couple of touchdown against the Dolphins, with the first coming on a slant in the red zone and the second coming on a double-move against some type of apparent zone defense for 25 yards. Rodgers was 19/28 for 199 yards and two touchdowns along with six carries for 21 yards. He gets a tough matchup this Thursday night against the Seahawks in Seattle, but Rodgers is obviously a QB1 option in fantasy lineups.
Aaron Rodgers, Packers fall to the Patriots, 31-17.
Rodgers was 24/43 for 259 yards, two touchdowns, and zero interceptions, also adding four carries for eight yards. It wasn’t a full-blown shootout that many hoped for against Tom Brady, but Rodgers played well, and the game could have turned out a lot different if not for an Aaron Jones fumble in New England territory to start the fourth quarter. The touchdowns for Rodgers went to his stars, as he first hit Davante Adams from two yards out on an off-script play, and then hit Jimmy Graham from 15 yards out to start the second half. Through eight games, Green Bay has to climb in the NFC North at 3-4-1, but Rodgers is on pace for 5,084 yards, 30 touchdowns, and two interceptions. Look for him to have a bigger day back at home next week against the Dolphins as a high-end QB1.
Aaron Rodgers throws one touchdown in Packers' loss.
Rodgers was 18/30 for 286 yards and one touchdown against the Rams in Los Angeles. The touchdown was to Marquez Valdes-Scantling on a 40-yard deep ball where the rookie receiver immediately beat press coverage and got open down the field. The Packers were down by two and Rodgers and the offense would have had a chance at a go-ahead score late in the game, but Ty Montgomery fumbled a kickoff return and the Packers never got the ball back. This Sunday night, Rodgers and the Packers go to Foxboro to face Tom Brady in the Patriots in a must-see matchup. Look for Rodgers to be on his game in a matchup against a fellow future Hall of Famer.
Aaron Rodgers, Packers win defeat the 49ers, 33-30, on last-second field goal.
Rodgers was 25/46 for 425 yards, two touchdowns, and zero interceptions, also adding three carries for 34 yards. After a back-and-forth opening quarter in which Rodgers threw a touchdown pass to Davante Adams from nine yards out, San Francisco mostly controlled the game and held a 30-23 lead with under two minutes to play. However, Green Bay's offense took over, and they tied the game with a 16-yard touchdown pass to Adams before getting the ball back and Rodgers drove the team down for a game-winning 27-yard field goal as time expired. The Packers are now 3-2-1 heading into the bye, and it was a much needed home victory with games against the Rams and Patriots—both on the road—coming in Week 8 and Week 9. Rodgers is obviously an elite QB1.
Aaron Rodgers goes over 440 yards with three touchdowns in Packers' loss.
Kicker Mason Crosby uncharacteristically missed four field goals in the Week 5 loss, which was part of the reason Green Bay was in comeback mode all game against Detroit. Rodgers was 32/53 for 442 yards and three touchdowns along with three carries for ten yards; he also lost two fumbles on strip sacks in the game. It was a slow start to the game for Rodgers, but he turned it on and made it one of the best fantasy performances of the day. Look for the Packers to bounce back—perhaps with less pass attempts—next Monday night against the Niners.
Aaron Rodgers is not on the Week 5 injury report.
There hasn't been much doubt about Rodgers' status the last three weeks, but it's still a great sign to see him off the injury report. Rodgers probably isn't quite 100%, but the knee isn't much of a concern at this point. He remains a great QB1 for this Sunday against the Lions.
Aaron Rodgers throws one touchdown in Week 4.
Rodgers was 22/40 for 298 yards, one touchdown, and one interception along with five carries for 31 yards in the win against the Bills; he also lost a fumble on a sack in the game. The score was on a quick pass to Jimmy Graham in the flat. Rodgers looked better scrambling and running the ball this week, and he appears to be progressing by the week. Through four games (minus the time he missed in Week 1), Rodgers is on pace for 4,520 yards, 28 touchdowns, and four interceptions; he's on pace for 268 rushing yards with a 6.1 yard-per-carry despite the knee issue. Keep Rodgers locked in fantasy lineups next week against the Lions.
Aaron Rodgers (knee) is officially active for Week 4.
Rodgers will likely be listed as questionable every week, but he'll continue to play as long as the knee doesn't have any setbacks. Rodgers can be inserted into fantasy lineups against the Bills.
Aaron Rodgers (knee) is listed as questionable for Week 4.
It'll almost certainly be the same thing as the last two weeks, with Rodgers playing on Sunday despite being listed as questionable. You should be able to safely insert Rodgers into your fantasy lineup as a QB1, but his official game status will be available by 11:30 AM ET on Sunday.
Aaron Rodgers, Packers fall on the road to the Redskins, 31-17.
Rodgers was 27/44 for 265 yards, two touchdowns, and zero interceptions, also rushing twice for 13 yards. Green Bay quickly faced a 14-0 deficit and then a 21-3 deficit, but the offense just kept stalling in the second half of a comeback attempt. The team probably needs to rely more on the running game (100 yards on 17 attempts) against the Bills next Sunday to avoid being upset like the Vikings just were, but at least it comes at home for the Packers. As usual, consider Rodgers a high-end QB1 despite his injured knee.
Aaron Rodgers (hamstring) is officially active for Week 3.
Rodgers is still less than 100% as he deals with his knee injury, but he’s again in the lineup. Rodgers can be safely inserted as a high-end QB1 for Week 3.
Aaron Rodgers (knee) is listed as questionable for Week 3.
As was the case last week, Rodgers is expected to go through Packers practice tomorrow before playing on Sunday. It would be a surprise if Rodgers does not play against the Redskins, but his status will be known on Sunday morning.
Aaron Rodgers, Packers tie the rival Vikings in NFC North clash.
Rodgers was 30/42 for 281 yards, one touchdown, and zero interceptions, also adding three rushes for eight yards. From a mobility standpoint, Rodgers looked a lot better than he did in Green Bay's comeback victory over the Bears, but the offense had to settle for field goals three times in the fourth quarter, which allowed Minnesota to stay in the game and eventually tie. Overall, there is definitely reason for fantasy owners to be optimistic about Rodgers' chances of remaining a high-end QB1 as he fights through the knee injury, and he will be ranked as such for Week 3 against the Redskins.
Aaron Rodgers (knee) is active for Week 2.
Rodgers said after last Sunday’s win against the Bears that he’d be out here this week for a matchup with the Vikings, and he is indeed ready to go. Rodgers is certainly at less than 100% and might not be able to move around as a scrambler close to as well as usual, but he’s just too good to leave out out of most fantasy lineups. Expect the Vikings to come after him, though.
Aaron Rodgers (knee) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Vikings.
This sounds like a true game-time decision depending on how Rodgers feels and/or can move, especially since he's facing a scary Minnesota defense. Fantasy owners should already be thinking of a backup plan in case the star quarterback can't play. If he does suit up, Rodgers is still a midrange QB1 at less than 100%, as he has a 13:2 touchdown-interception ratio against the Vikings since Mike Zimmer took over as their head coach.
Aaron Rodgers (knee) will work with the rehab group again today.
The same might happen tomorrow before Rodgers is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Vikings. While the expectation is that Rodgers will play, Packers head coach Mike McCarthy isn't ready to say for that for certain yet. The Packers play in the early 1:00 PM ET games, so Rodgers' status will be known ahead of the Sunday slate.
Aaron Rodgers (knee) will not practice today.
Rodgers is working with the rehab group, and Packers head coach Mike McCarthy says they're still just taking things day-by-day. The full expectation is that Rodgers will be ready to go on Sunday, but there's a chance he doesn't get much practice time ahead of a tough matchup against Minnesota's defense—which is not ideal.
Aaron Rodgers leads Packers to 21 fourth-quarter points in epic comeback.
Rodgers left the game in the first half with what looked to be a potential season-ending knee injury, but he toughed it out and return in the second half to lead Green Bay back to start the season 1-0. Rodgers was 20/30 for 286 yards and three touchdowns, and he also added a 15-yard carry. The scores were to Davante Adams, Geronimo Allison, and a Randall Cobb on a go-ahead 75-yard score late in the fourth quarter. Rodgers has already said he’s playing in Week 2 against the Vikings, but the extent of his knee injury is unclear. He’s unable to scramble around and run like he normally does, but he appeared to be moving and throwing pretty well when he got back on the field last night. Minnesota is a daunting matchup, but don’t be afraid to play Rodgers in Week 2.
Aaron Rodgers is apparently returning to tonight's game.
After it looked like Rodgers suffered a season-ending injury, he's now being called questionable to return and it warming up to potentially re-enter the game. Rodgers appears to be in good spirits on the sideline and doesn't appear to have too much of a limp, so we expect we'll see him back out there when the Packers get on offense in the second half. Keep in mind, Rodgers could still be dealing with a very serious injury that he's trying to play through anyway.
Aaron Rodgers leaves game with apparent knee injury.
On a sack in the second quarter, Rodgers was going down and took a shot right to the leg and was in immediate pain and grabbing at his knee area. Rodgers was able to limp off under his own power, but this still has the look of a potentially serious injury. We'll update you as more information becomes available.
Aaron Rodgers has agreed to a four-year extension with the Packers, according to James Jones.
Rodgers promised the contract scoop to his former teammate Jones, and Jones did indeed break the news, saying it's a four-year extension worth $33.5 million per year (plus incentives), with over $100 million guaranteed. The per-year number and the guaranteed number are both the largest in NFL history, which was expected. Deals of this magnitude make it tougher to do deals with other high-prices players in a salary-cap league, but he Packers are obviously happy to have Rodgers locked up through the 2023 season (he had two years left on his current contract). Rodgers is an elite QB1 in fantasy drafts.
Aaron Rodgers hopes to play until he's 40.
Rodgers spoke to Peter King of NBC Sports and said he'd "love to play to 40." The key is that Rodgers says he doesn't plan or want to change his playing style of moving around, which is something he says no one (like Steve Young and John Elway) were able to move around the same as when they were younger. Rodgers' "aim" is to be able to continue moving the way he is now as he approaches 40. Rodgers had previously said he might want to play to his mid-40s like Tom Brady does, but now it sounds like he'll be happy to keep playing at an elite level at 40. The bottom line for this season is that Rodgers isn't going to play any differently because of another broken collarbone suffered last year. Expect him to be his usual dynamic self in 2018.
The Packers have placed Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) on Injured Reserve.
With Green Bay out of playoff contention and Rodgers probably at more of a risk of injury while dealing with his collarbone, the team will ensure their franchise quarterback is 100% for 2018. Rodgers' season ends with 1,675 passing yards, 16 touchdowns, six interceptions, and a 64.7% completion percentage in seven games played. He also had 24 rushing attempts for 126 yards. Brett Hundley will start the final two games for the Packers, and he's an extremely risky option against the stingy Vikings defense this Saturday night. For 2018, Rodgers will be among the top fantasy quarterback options and will be an early-mid round selection. He'll be entering the season at 34 years old and will turn 35 next December, but Rodgers has indicated he wants to play several more seasons. Expect him to be his usual self when he hits the field next year.
Aaron Rodgers, Packers likely eliminated from playoff contention with 31-24 loss to Carolina.
Making his return from a broken collarbone, Rodgers was 26/45 for 290 yards, three touchdowns, and three interceptions. He also did damage as a runner with six carries for 43 yards. The two-time NFL MVP looked like himself from a playmaking standpoint, but he wasn't as sharp as we're used to seeing as a passer, as two of his interceptions were under thrown, including a would-be deep touchdown to Jordy Nelson. If the Falcons win on Monday Night Football, Green Bay will be eliminated from playoff contention, so it'll be interesting to see if they just decide to go with Brett Hundley over the final two games to keep Rodgers healthy. The superstar quarterback would be a solid QB1 at home against the Vikings on Saturday night if he plays.
Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) has been cleared to return.
Rodgers worked as his own news-breaker on this one, as he posted to Instagram announcing his return from a broken collarbone. After missing the last seven games, the two-time NFL MVP will be back for the 7-6 Packers as they attempt to make a run to and through the playoffs. Rodgers had 13 screws inserted to help repair his collarbone and some may think he's rushing back, but the team made it clear they wouldn't rush him back if he wasn't ready. He's a top-notch athlete, so it's not surprising that he's beaten the odds with his recovery after many anticipated him being out for the season when the injury first occurred. Rodgers is immediately an excellent QB1 option in fantasy lineups, and you can feel safe inserting him for the second week of the fantasy playoffs. Bravo to Brett Hundley, head coach Mike McCarthy, and the rest of the team for stepping up to keep the team in playoff position without their best player in the lineup for the last several weeks.
Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) did practice today, according to Ian Rapoport.
This was the expectation, as Rodgers was presumably given the "OK" and hasn't had any setbacks in his recovery from his broken collarbone. Basically, this makes it official that the All-Pro quarterback does have a chance to return this season, but he'll need to get fully cleared for game action. Rodgers is eligible to play in Week 15 against the Panthers, and we would think it'll happen if the Packers have a shot at the playoffs.
Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) is expected to practice tomorrow.
Rodgers is eligible to return in Week 15 against the Panthers, but he's already been throwing the ball around and appears poised to return if the Packers are in playoff contention. Barring a setback Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said Rodgers is expected to participate in tomorrow's practice, which would be a great sign. We'll let you know tomorrow if Rodgers does indeed practice.
Aaron Rodgers might be able to return in six weeks, according to Adam Schefter.
ESPN's Schefter says doctors told the Packers they believe Rodgers will be able to throw in six weeks. This really is just confirming the though all along—there's a chance Rodgers returns this season. Schefter earlier this week seemed to have made it as if Rodgers being placed on Injured Reserve was the end of his season, but that's not the case. However, NFL Network is reporting that the collarbone break was bad enough that Rodgers is not expected back this season. Right now, the Packers just need to worry about rallying around Brett Hundley and hoping they are in a playoff position for a potential Rodgers return. Again, Rodgers is an elite athlete that might be able to heal quicker than expected. He's eligible to return in Week 15 against Carolina.
The Packers placed Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) on IR.
Rodgers just had surgery yesterday and this was a formality. There's a chance the great signal-caller is brought back late in the season as a designated to return player, which would be awesome to see. In the meantime, Brett Hundley will be the starter for the Packers and will look to help lead the team and Rodgers' absence. If you are extremely desperate for roster space on your fantasy team, you can release Rodgers; but we recommend keeping him for a potential appearance in the fantasy playoffs if you can.
Aaron Rodgers needs surgery on his broken collarbone.
Packers head coach Mike McCarthy says his quarterback suffered a “significant” injury and they are moving forward with Brett Hundley. Rodgers is in danger of missing the rest of the season, but the Packers are likely hoping he can return in late December or for a potential playoff run. And because he’s an elite athlete, Rodgers should not be counted out for a return quicker than expected. Everyone should hope for Rodgers to be able to get back this season, as it’d be terrible to see a dead cut short—you only get so many of them.
Aaron Rodgers officially has a broken collarbone.
The team says Rodgers might miss the rest of the season with the injury, which is about the worst news possible. The Packers will now turn to Brett Hundley, who is more than capable but would be a major surprise if he matched Rodgers' MVP-level play. This is an obvious downgrade to everyone in Green Bay's offense, as Jordy Nelson was arguably the best fantasy WR with Rodgers, Davante Adams was a WR1/WR2 option, Randall Cobb was a FLEX option, while the running backs will be hard pressed to find as many scoring chances as they did with Rodgers under center. The Packers signal-caller missed seven weeks with his collarbone injury in 2013, but that was his left non-throwing arm collarbone. Fantasy owners need to plan to be without their elite QB1 for the rest of this season.
The Packers fear Aaron Rodgers broken his collarbone, according to Jay Glazer.
Rodgers is undergoing tests to determine the injury, so we'll know if it was a collarbone or not after the x-rays. It could be worse if it was a bad shoulder injury, but a broken collarbone would keep Rodgers out for at least a few games in what would be a huge blow to the Packers. Keep in mind, Rodgers broke his collarbone in 2013 and missed seven weeks.
Aaron Rodgers leaves game with apparent throwing arm injury.
Rodgers took a huge hit from Anthony Barr just after he threw the ball and was down for about 30 seconds before getting up and heading to the sidelines. He was noticeably dancing his arm and went into the medical tent, so this could potentially be bad. On the hit, Rodgers appeared to land on his right throwing shoulder, so it could be anything from a shoulder injury to a collarbone. Hopefully he's able to get back in the game soon, but he's being carted to the locker room and it doesn't look promising.
Aaron Rodgers and the Packers beat the Cowboys again.
In a game where Dallas was basically doing whatever it wanted for most of the game offensively, the Packers had to score some points and they did. Rodgers was 19/29 for 221 yards and three touchdowns, including the game-winner to Davante Adams on a back-shoulder fade with 11 seconds to go. Rodgers also had four carries for 32 yards, including a key first-down run on the game-winning drive where he got out of bounds to help set them up for the game-winning score. The Packers have a difficult matchup against Minnesota next Sunday, but Rodgers will remain one of the top options at the position.
Aaron Rodgers throws four touchdowns in Thursday night win over the Bears.
It wasn't the most outstanding game of Rodgers' career, but he still threw four touchdowns as his team improves to 3-1 to start the season. The veteran quarterback was 18/26 for 179 yards and four touchdowns in the game—his 21st career game with 4+ touchdown passes. They were put in good field position for the first two touchdowns and threw them to Davante Adams and Randall Cobb. Then he hit a wide-open Jordy Nelson by the goal line on his next two touchdown tosses. In Week 5, Rodgers and the Packers get ten days of rest before facing a vulnerable Cowboys secondary. If Ty Montgomery (broken ribs) is out, it could be a very pass-heavy gameplan.
Aaron Rodgers struggles early, bounces back to get overtime win against the Bengals.
Rodgers was 28/42 for 313 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception, which was a pick-six. He also rushed four times for 23 yards. Green Bay was down 21-7 at halftime, but Rodgers was able to bring them back, with the game-tying touchdown throw to Jordy Nelson with under 30 seconds left sending the game to overtime and a 72-yard pass in OT to Geronimo setting up the game-winning field goal. The Packers take on the Bears this Thursday night, and Rodgers is obviously an elite QB1.
Aaron Rodgers and Packers fall to the Falcons in Week 2.
Rodgers was 33/50 for 343 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception while also being sacked three times and taking some huge hits form the Atlanta defense. Jordy Nelson (quad) leaving early in the first quarter certainly didn’t help things for Green Bay. Rodgers’ interception came on a go route to Geronimo Allison, where Allison appeared to stop his route, perhaps looking for a back-shoulder pass. The former MVP also threw his 300th career touchdown pass in the game, as it came on a shuffle pass to Ty Montgomery in the fourth quarter. Rodgers and the Packers get the 0-2 Bengals next week in Lambeau.
Aaron Rodgers scores 17 second-half points in Packers' Week 1 win over the Seahawks.
The Packers were shutout in Lambeau Field for the entire first half, but Green Bay found their groove the third quarter when they scored 14 points. Rodgers was 28/42 for 311 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. The interception came on a nice leaping catch at the line of scrimmage by defensive lineman Nazair Jones. And the touchdown was on a perfect 32-yard deep ball to Jordy Nelson in the third quarter. Rodgers also added 21 rushing yards on seven carries. In a potential shootout on Sunday night in Atlanta, Rodgers will be among the best quarterback options in Week 2.
Aaron Rodgers makes brief appearance in Packers' third preseason game.
Rodgers was 3/5 for 12 yards against the first-team defense of the Broncos before giving way to Brett Hundley. He overthrew Jordy Nelson on a would-be deep touchdown down the middle of the field, but we shouldn't see that too often in the regular season. Rodgers should be done this preseason, and he has a great case to be the first quarterback off the board after Julian Edelman's injury for Tom Brady and the Patriots.
Aaron Rodgers starts Packers' second preseason game.
We thought Rodgers might not be seen until the third preseason game, but he played and orchestrated a 15-play touchdown drive in the win. He was 6/8 for 37 yards and a score, adding two rushes for 15 yards. Rodgers made easy work of the Redskins defense, but will have a tougher opponent in the Broncos next Saturday for the regular season dress rehearsal.
Packers head coach Mike McCarthy will call plays this season.
Before last season, McCarthy has said he's never giving up play-calling again, so this isn't a surprise. McCarthy gave up play-calling at the beginning of the 2015 season, but took it back later in the year. McCarthy is a highly successful coach, and him calling the plays is good news for Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay offense.
Aaron Rodgers, Packers get blown out by Falcons in the NFC Championship.
Rodgers was 27/45 for 287 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception. Rodgers also led the team in rushing with 46 yards on four carries. Green Bay was surprisingly shut out in the first half, and there was no way they were going to come back against the scorching hot Falcons' offense that seems to score on every drive. After a relatively slow start, Rodgers and the Packers picked it up late in the season to make this playoff run, but they ran into a buzz saw in Atlanta. Rodgers will be a clear top three quarterback option for 2017 fantasy drafts.
Aaron Rodgers and the Packers beat Cowboys with FG as time expires; advance to NFC Championship.
Rogers was 28/43 for 356 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception against the Cowboys. He also had two carries for 16 yards. Rodgers was as good as he's been recently, with his interception coming on a deep ball that he threw slightly inside for the safety to come over and intercept it. HIs touchdowns were to his tight ends Richard Rodgers (on a 34-yarder) and Jared Cook, who was wide open at the goal line off play-action. Rodgers' best throw was on the final drive when while rolling to his left, he hit Jared Cook on a dime down the sideline and Cook barely stayed in bounds to set up the game-winning field goal with no time left. Rodgers will be in a shootout next Sunday against Atlanta with a Super Bowl trip on the line.
Aaron Rodgers lights up top NFC defense in first round playoff win.
Rodgers was 25/40 for 362 yards and four touchdowns versus the Giants. After a very slow start to the game and things looking grim when Jordy Nelson (ribs) left the game, Rodgers turned it up big time, starting with a touchdown to Davante Adams. Then with six seconds to go in the half, Rodgers hit a trademark Hail Mary pass to Randall Cobb in the back of the endzone. Rodgers was super accurate throughout the rest of the game and hit Cobb on two more touchdowns in the second half. He's throw four touchdowns in three straight games and it will be tough for the Cowboys to stop him next week in the Divisional Round.
MVP? Rodgers throws for 300 yards and four scores in season finale to win NFC North.
The Packers defeated the Lions 31-24, and Rodgers was 27/39 for 300 yards and four touchdowns. Green Bay finishes the season on a six-game winning streak after starting 4-6, and will host the Giants next Sunday in the playoffs. Rodgers was scorching-hot down the stretch, and ended up with a league-leading 40 touchdown passes, completing 65.7% of his passes for 4,428 yards. He also had 369 yards and four scores on the ground. We'd give the edge to Tom Brady or Matt Ryan for MVP this year, but Rodgers is something else.
Despite being pulled out early, Rodgers scores five touchdowns in win over Vikings.
After an injury scare early in the third quarter, the Packers decided to rest Rodgers late, but not before he finished 28/38 with 347 yards and four touchdowns, and a rushing touchdown. His chemistry with wide receiver Jordy Nelson kept drives going and produced some lovely deep balls throughout the game. Looking forward to Week 17, Rodgers and company find themselves in a must-win matchup against the Detroit Lions, and Rodgers is obviously a must-start in fantasy.
Aaron Rodgers held out of endzone in 30-27 win over Bears.
Rodgers was 19/31 for 252 yards, zero touchdowns, and zero turnovers, adding three rushes for 19 yards. Clearly impacted by his calf injury, Rodgers was also sacked four times as he struggled to make plays outside the pocket. However, he nearly scored a rushing touchdown with the Bears allowing him to run, and the highlight of the day was a 60-yard bomb to Jordy Nelson to set up the game-winning field goal. Rodgers will probably get in little-to-no practice time in this week, but he remains an elite QB1, even next week against Minnesota.
Aaron Rodgers lights up Seahawks before exiting with game in hand.
Rodgers was 18/23 for 246 yards and three touchdowns in the 38-10 win. He connected with Davante Adams on a deep touchdown to start things off, and found Jordy Nelson twice in the red zone for finish things off. Rodgers (leg) ended up leaving the game in the 4th quarter, but there's no doubt he would have kept playing if the game was close. A leg injury won't stop the hottest quarterback in the league; Rodgers will be the top play next week against the Bears (Tom Brady plays in Denver).
Aaron Rodgers (hamstring) plays well, gets Packers to 6-6.
Rodgers was 20/30 for 209 yards and two touchdowns. He didn't appear too hobbled by last week's hamstring injury, and could scramble enough to get outside the pocket and make plays, which he did on his first touchdown of the game to Randall Cobb. Rodgers is obviously an elite QB1 and has the most fantasy points scored this season. He should do fine against the Seahawks (minus Earl Thomas) next week. Don't bench him against Seattle.
Snow is expected for tomorrow in Green Bay as the Packers host the Texans.
Aaron Rodgers lights it up in all weather conditions, so he remains an elite QB1, with Jordy Nelson remaining an elite WR1 and Davante Adams staying on the WR1 map, too. The Texans on the other hand, besides Lamar Miller, should all be downgraded. If you were for some reason thinking about starting Brock Osweiler against the bad Packers pass defense, this is your chance to rethink it. Also helping Green Bay's offense, Jadeveon Clowney is out for the Texans.
Aaron Rodgers (hamstring) listed as questionable for Sunday against the Texans.
While he likely will not be anywhere close to 100%, we fully expect Rodgers to play. Despite potential limitations, Rodgers is an elite QB1 and needs to be in your lineup unless you're oddly stacked at the position.
Rodgers lights it up; Packers snap four-game losing streak.
In a 27-13 win at Philadelphia, Rodgers was 30/39 for 313 yards and two touchdowns, adding 26 yards on six carries. The Eagles were simply overmatched by Green Bay's fast-paced attack. Rodgers found Davante Adams for both scores, the second being an absolute dime to the back of the end zone from 20 yards out. The superstar quarterback now has 17 touchdowns and just three interceptions in the last six games. Rodgers is an elite QB1 next week versus the Texans.
Aaron Rodgers was 26/41 for 351 yards, three touchdowns, and no turnovers in Sunday night’s 42-24 loss to the Redskins.
He also led the team in rushing with 33 yards on three carries. The Packers are now 4-6 and will be two and a half games back in the NFC North after the Vikings and Lions play on Thanksgiving. Rodgers is going to keep putting up numbers with no running game to speak of, so fantasy owners should remain happy despite Green Bay’s struggles. They play at Philadelphia on Monday Night Football in Week 12, and the Eagles are allowing less than 10 points per game at home. Still, Rodgers is impossible to bench as an elite QB1.
Rodgers throws 51 times as Packers get destroyed by Titans.
Down 21-0 at the end of the 1st quarter, and 35-16 at the half, Green Bay was forced to throw it all day. Rodgers was 31/51 for 371 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions. He also rushed three times for 27 yards and one touchdown. If Green Bay can't turn things around this season, it could be the end of Mike McCarthy's time as head coach of the Packers. Rodgers is clearly frustrated by the team's lack of success, but it hasn't impacted his play. He will be an elite option this week as the Packers face the Redskins on Sunday Night Football in Washington.