Aaron Rodgers

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  1. Bart

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    Aaron Rodgers is becoming a helluva quarterback. Yes, he can throw accurately and put up numbers with the best of them, but he can also run very well.

    How does he compare with the affletic starting QB's in the league who have played more than a handful of games? He's outperforming them. He has the best rushing average and most TD's.

    Formatting is off.

    RUSH YDS AVG TD

    D Garrard 50 218 4.4 2

    J Campbell 31 158 5.1 0

    D. McNabb 20 78 3.9 1

    J Russell 16 39 4.3 0

    Shaun Hill of Frisco and the QB's in Tampa have better averages but have not played very much.

    If you're wondering about Radio?

    V Young 36 151 4.2 1

    Rodgers who looks to PASS first is playing a lot like Steve Young.

    A Rodgers 45 247 5.5 3
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  2. Bear Backer

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    He does remind me a lot of Steve Young when he first started for the 49ers in the early 90's. His numbers are even very similar comparing their numbers when Young first took over for Montana in San Francisco and Rogers first two years as a starter. Right now, I think it would be hard to argue that he is not a top 10 caliber quarterback in the NFL, and it may not be very long before we can start to throw around the words Elite and Aaron Rodgers in the same sentence. I would say there are only a handful of QB's who are right now better than Aaron Rodgers. Of course Manning, Brady and Drew Brees are at the top of the list as well as Warner and Favre for the immediate time being. He is every bit as good as Roethlisberger, McNabb and Rivers. In my book, maybe a slight notch above them because of his mobility. The development and progress of Rogers is night and day compared to Vince Young who is still a completely run first minded RB playing QB, despite Young actually starting 6 more games in his career than Rodgers.
     
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    Announcers did highlight his overthrows this week (true), but they did gloss over some drops and fumbles, all committed by the people of the race that is considered athletically superior to whites. His O-line did kind of expose him a couple of times allowing the sad sack Bears a couple of sacks. Fullbacks blocked well, but no touches and Jordy was frozen out. IMHO not a good game overall even if the stud LB Clay got a sack and Hawk was in the mix as a playmaker.
     
  4. The Hock

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    I don't know how many Rodgers's passes I've seen bounce off or whistle through his receiver's hands, many of which would have been for third downs or TDs. Seems to happen three to five times a game or so.

    But you could probably say that about every NFL QB. Edited by: The Hock
     
  5. Bart

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    If Rodgers was on a team with a better record he'd have to be at the top of the list for MVP. What he does better than Manning, Brady, Brees, Rivers, etc, is take the ball and run when needed for a first down, touchdown or whatever. In his brief career he has amassed a total of 65 TD's by his arm and legs and has only thrown 21 INT's. This is unreal! The knock on him was that he was fragile. Yeah, right. He is the most underrated player in the game.

    Can you imagine the media hoopla if Jason Campbell, Jamarcus, Vince Young, or Garrard had those numbers? It would be the story all day every day. Edited by: Bart
     
  6. Van_Slyke_CF

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    Aaron Rodgers has rushed for 305 yards so far-an outstanding season.
     
  7. backrow

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    what do you know!

    Aaron Rodgers has 15 rushing touchdowns in 51 career starts.

    For some perspective, Michael Vick has 29 rushing touchdowns in 84 career starts. That's good for 0.34 per start, only slightly ahead of Rodgers' 0.29 per start. Rodgers' underrated legs are a major asset in fantasy and his two scoring runs against the Broncos were not a fluke. He's currently the No. 1 fantasy quarterback, ahead of Tom Brady and Cam Newton.
     

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