LeBron James gives shout-out to Aaron Rodgers

Posted by Mike Spofford on June 14, 2016 – 6:23 pm

LeBron JamesCleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James compared facing the three-point shooting Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals to a game against Packers QB Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay offense. Specifically, James believes no lead is safe against such foes.

“The Warriors are really the toughest team to go against when you’re up,” James said earlier in the series, according to media reports, before the Cavs forced a Game 6 with a victory on Monday night while facing elimination. “When you’re up big on them, you’re really not up big. It’s almost like going against the Green Bay Packers. If you’re up a couple touchdowns versus Aaron Rodgers, you just know you can’t relax. Because one 60-yard bomb here and 70-yard connection here and now they’re right back in the game.”

James and teammate Kyrie Irving both scored 41 points on Monday night in Game 5, becoming the first teammates in NBA Finals history to top 40 points in the same game.

James’ Cavs trail the Warriors 3-2 in the best-of-seven championship series, with Game 6 slated for Thursday night in Cleveland. The Cavs’ two victories in the series have been by comfortable margins, as they’ve fended off the Warriors’ comeback attempts when Cleveland has possessed the lead, but those leads have been hard to get against the defending NBA champions. The Warriors are attempting to beat the Cavs in the finals for the second straight year.


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Aaron Rodgers ranks fourth in merchandise sales

Posted by Mike Spofford on April 25, 2016 – 10:09 am

QB Aaron RodgersGREEN BAY — Packers QB Aaron Rodgers ranks fourth in the NFL on the latest Top 50 list in merchandise sales as compiled by the NFL Players’ Association.

The list is based on total sales of all officially licensed merchandise for the 12-month period ending Feb. 29, 2016. Patriots QB Tom Brady is atop the list, followed by recently retired QB Peyton Manning, Seahawks QB Russell Wilson, Rodgers and Cowboys WR Dez Bryant.

Three other Packers ranked in the top 50, with LB Clay Matthews at 18th, WR Jordy Nelson at 27th and RB Eddie Lacy at 39th.


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Aaron Rodgers shows off his trick-shot skills for charity

Posted by Ryan Hartwig on December 22, 2015 – 1:53 pm

Aaron Rodgers recently put his precision-passing skills to the ultimate test.

The Green Bay Packers QB teamed up with the guys at Dude Perfect, as well as Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul and State Farm Insurance, to film a trick-shot competition video for charity. Rodgers was representing the MACC Fund, and was presented with a $25,000 check for the organization, which fights childhood cancer, at the end of the video.

Watch Rodgers’ impressive trick-shot performance here

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Packers QB Aaron Rodgers currently fourth overall in Pro Bowl voting

Posted by Mike Spofford on December 9, 2015 – 1:14 pm

QB Aaron RodgersPackers QB Aaron Rodgers currently ranks fourth overall in the online fan voting for the Pro Bowl with only one week left for fans to vote.

New England QB Tom Brady has collected the most votes thus far (502,913), followed by Carolina QB Cam Newton (473,460), Cincinnati QB Andy Dalton (389,062), Rodgers (359,158) and New England TE Rob Gronkowski (355,271).

The Packers also have one player ranked in the top two in voting at his position, LB Clay Matthews. He has the second-most votes among all inside linebackers, behind only Carolina’s Luke Kuechly.

Voting continues until Tuesday, Dec. 15. Fans can vote by clicking here. The fan vote counts one-third in the selection process, with players and coaches casting their votes late next week. The Pro Bowl players will be announced on Tuesday, Dec. 22, live on NFL Network.


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Rodgers and Matthews in top 20 of NFL’s top-selling jerseys

Posted by Duke Bobber on December 6, 2015 – 11:46 am

Two Packers players have cracked the NFL’s top 20 for jerseys sold since Thanksgiving (11/26 – 12/2). QB Aaron Rodgers ranked No. 4 in the NFL, just behind Tom Brady, Odell Beckham Jr. and Rob Gronkowski. LB Clay Matthews‘ jersey was the 17th most popular in the NFL during this time period.

1. Tom Brady, New England Patriots
2. Odell Beckham Jr., New York Giants
3. Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots
4. Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
5. Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers
6. Luke Kuechly, Carolina Panthers
7. Dez Bryant, Dallas Cowboys
8. Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks
9. J.J. Watt, Houston Texans
10. Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers
11. Jason Witten, Dallas Cowboys
12. Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos
13. Julian Edelman, New England Patriots
14. 12s, Seattle Seahawks
15. Marshawn Lynch, Seattle Seahawks
16. Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys
17. Clay Matthews, Green Bay Packers
18. Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers
19. Marcus Mariota, Tennessee Titans
20. Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals
21. Eli Manning, New York Giants
22. Teddy Bridgewater, Minnesota Vikings
23. Brock Osweiler, Denver Broncos
24. Derek Carr, Oakland Raiders
25. Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings


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Rodgers, Matthews and Banjo selected as captains vs. Vikings

Posted by Duke Bobber on November 22, 2015 – 12:25 pm


As per team tradition, the Packers select game captains each week. Today’s captains will be QB Aaron Rodgers (offense), LB Clay Matthews (defense) and S Chris Banjo (special teams).

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Rodgers, Raji and Goode selected as captains vs. Seahawks

Posted by Duke Bobber on September 20, 2015 – 4:30 pm


As per team tradition, the Packers select game captains each week. Tonight’s captains will be QB Aaron Rodgers (offense), DT B.J. Raji (defense) and LS Brett Goode (special teams).

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Packers QB Aaron Rodgers on cover of this week’s SI

Posted by Mike Spofford on September 15, 2015 – 2:08 pm

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers is featured on the cover of this week’s Sports Illustrated, with an extensive profile inside the magazine, which hits newsstands Wednesday.

The story discusses Rodgers on and off the field and how he goes about constantly working to improve his game, among other topics. For an overview, click here. A companion piece also lists five things SI senior writer Greg Bishop learned about Rodgers in working on the story. To read that and a few quotes from the story, click here.

Cover courtesy of Sports Illustrated

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Aaron Rodgers wins ESPY for Best NFL Player

Posted by Ryan Hartwig on July 16, 2015 – 8:02 am

rodgers-espy-blogGreen Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers received the award for Best NFL Player Wednesday night at the annual ESPYS awards show in Los Angeles.

Rodgers was presented with the trophy by former Packers QB Brett Favre on the pre-ESPYS red carpet show.

With online voting determining the winner, Rodgers beat out J.J. Watt, Tom Brady, DeMarco Murray and Antonio Brown for the honor. He was also a finalist for Best Male Athlete, along with Watt, LeBron James and winner Stephen Curry.

The reigning NFL MVP, Rodgers passed for 4,381 yards with 38 touchdowns and just five interceptions in 2014.

Photo Gallery: Rodgers at the ESPYS

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Where will Aaron Rodgers be ranked?

Posted by Mike Spofford on July 7, 2015 – 1:55 pm

QB Aaron RodgersPackers QB Aaron Rodgers is in the top 10 of the NFL Network’s “Top 100 Players of 2015,” and his final ranking will be revealed on Wednesday night.

The top 10 rankings are being unveiled in back-to-back one-hour specials at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. CT Wednesday on NFL Network. Rodgers has been ranked No. 1 before, in 2012, following his MVP season of 2011. Rodgers won his second NFL MVP this past year.

The rankings are determined solely by the votes of current NFL players. Rodgers will be the sixth Packers player to make this year’s Top 100, joining WR Jordy Nelson (No. 18), LB Clay Matthews (No. 51), RB Eddie Lacy (No. 60), LB Julius Peppers (No. 71) and WR Randall Cobb (No. 100).

Here are the top 10 players left to be revealed, in alphabetical order by last name:

Tom Brady, QB, New England
Antonio Brown, WR, Pittsburgh
Rob Gronkowski, TE, New England
Calvin Johnson, WR, Detroit
Andrew Luck, QB, Indianapolis
Marshawn Lynch, RB, Seattle
Peyton Manning, QB, Denver
DeMarco Murray, RB, Philadelphia
Aaron Rodgers, QB, Green Bay
J.J. Watt, DE, Houston

VIDEO: Which QB should be ranked highest?

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