We all know that Green Bay Packers signal-caller Aaron Rodgers is an insanely gifted player, and I’ve had him as the best quarterback in the league ever since the January of 2011 (remember that
game against the Atlanta Falcons whole postseason?). But it’s just incredible to take a look at the magnitude of a player’s greatness when breaking down the numbers, and the NFL Network’s Marc Sessler recently tweeted out an absolute beauty.
Per Sessler, Aaron Rodgers is so spectacular in the red zone that his career red zone numbers are 125 touchdowns and three interceptions. 125 to 3. Repeat that. If your mind wasn’t blown, then I don’t think you are appreciating the sheer magnitude of those numbers. Rodgers is a great player, and this red zone TD:INT ratio showcases not only his brutal efficiency but also his impeccable decision-making that gets lost as one his great attributes. I always feel like we get so caught up talking about his elite physical tools that we also forget about his elite football IQ back behind center.
This season, Aaron Rodgers as a 71.4% completion percentage in the red zone with six touchdowns and no picks already, and he had a 109.9 QB Rating in the red zone last season. Rodgers is at his best in the part of the field that contains the most pivotal plays, and 125 TDs and three picks is a huge gap.
Rodgers’s first pick in the red zone came in 2010 when Minnesota Vikings superstar defensive end jumped a screen pass for an interception that wasn’t even Rodgers’s fault; it was just the result of great awareness and athleticism from Allen.