Chapter 2 Greatest Moments 1

AARON RODGERS’ NFL CAREER There was some interest and expectations surrounding Aaron Rodgers coming out of college. The young quarterback (QB) from Chico, CA, was born December 2, 1983. Rodgers was drafted by the Green Bay Packers with the 24th pick in the 2005 NFL Draft. Rodgers was projected to go as high as the number one overall pick to his favorite childhood team, the San Francisco 49ers. The 49ers, instead, chose QB Alex Smith out of the University of Utah with the number one pick, and Rodgers’ position in the first round of the draft plummeted . What was thought of as a curious draft pick by Green Bay, given that the team already had Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre, turned out to be a great selection for the team and an investment in the team’s future. Since he took over as the Packers quarterback in 2008, Rodgers has posted a 139-66-1 win-loss record, completed 65.3 percent of his passes, and thrown for 55,360 yards and


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