GREEN BAY – Packers QB Aaron Rodgers was voted No. 6 in the NFL Network’s “Top 100” list, which is determined solely by current NFL players.
Rodgers completed 347 of a career-high 572 passes for 3,821 yards with 31 TDs and eight INTs. His 39 completions of 25-plus yards led the NFL, while his 3.88 TD/INT ratio was third-best.
The two-time NFL MVP fashioned one of the most memorable plays of his NFL career in connecting with tight end Richard Rodgers on a game-winning Hail Mary to beat Detroit 27-23 on Dec. 3.
The 61-yard completion was the second-longest come-from-behind game-ending touchdown pass from scrimmage in the fourth quarter, second only to Lions QB Earl Morrall’s 65-yard TD pass to TE Jim Gibbons on Dec. 4, 1960.
A little more than a month later, Rodgers completed another 41-yard TD off a Hail Mary at the end of regulation to WR Jeff Janis to force overtime in the Packers’ divisional playoff against Arizona.
It marked the first game-winning or game-tying passing touchdown at the end of regulation in NFL playoff history.
“He has the best arm in football. Without a doubt,” Arizona DB Tyrann Mathieu said.
Rodgers topped the list in 2012 following his first MVP season and was voted second a year ago. His other recent rankings have been No. 11 (2011, 2014), and No. 6 in 2013.
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