Aaron Rodgers is one of the most captivating NFL quarterbacks in the league at the moment. The Green Bay Packers great is regarded by some as one of the most talented quarterbacks to ever play football. However, there is another group of critics who term Rodgers as “overrated”.
At 36 and entering the twilight of his NFL career, the upcoming year is certainly a ‘make or break’ season for the California-born athlete. Just look at his performance from this Week 7 encounter against Oakland Raiders and you’ll realize – Aaron Rodgers has still got it.
Aaron Rodgers had a strong season with the Packers last year. The Super Bowl XLV champion threw for 4,460 yards and 23 touchdowns against three interceptions. Rodgers had a pass completion rate of 62.6. He led them to the NFC Championship game as well.
However, the highlight of Rodgers’ 2019 season was the Week 7 encounter against the Oakland Raiders (Las Vegas Raiders). The one-time Super Bowl MVP had a slow start to his season last year until the game against the Raiders. The two-time NFL MVP led the Packers to a 42-24 win over the Raiders in that Sunday afternoon game.
Aaron Rodgers put in a five-touchdown performance against the Raiders. It was his first five-touchdown game since 2015. In addition to that, this was the first time that Rodgers made more than three TDs since 2018.
Eight different Packers teammates caught completed throws by Rodgers on that day. What made this performance even better was that star WR Davante Adams sat out that encounter as he was injured. The iconic quarterback will hope to repeat such a performance once again when the 2020 season starts in September.
SOURCE: NFL Twitter