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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Packers QB Aaron Rodgers to appear on Jeopardy!

Posted by Mike Spofford on April 1, 2015 – 11:12 am

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers will appear on Celebrity Jeopardy! on May 12. The episode was taped on Tuesday, and Rodgers will appear along with Shark Tank star Kevin O’Leary and retired astronaut Mark Kelly. O’Leary tweeted the accompanying photo, which includes Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek, after the filming of the episode.

Rodgers has often mentioned in interviews he’s a fan of the show and has watched it for years.


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Aaron Rodgers wins first league MVP award of 2014

Posted by Mike Spofford on January 14, 2015 – 12:05 pm

GREEN BAY — Packers QB Aaron Rodgers was named the league’s MVP by the Pro Football Writers of America (PFWA) on Wednesday, the first league MVP award announced for the 2014 season.

Rodgers finished the regular season with 341 completions in 520 attempts for 4,381 yards with 38 touchdowns and just five interceptions for a 112.2 passer rating.

He had the fewest interceptions in the league while ranking second in passer rating and third in TD passes. He led the Packers to a 12-4 regular-season record as Green Bay captured its fourth straight NFC North title and earned a first-round playoff bye with the No. 2 seed in the NFC.

The PFWA award could potentially be a precursor to the Associated Press NFL MVP award, recognized as the league’s official award, which Rodgers won in 2011. It will be announced during the annual NFL Honors show on Jan. 31, the night before Super Bowl XLIX.

Earlier this week, Rodgers was named to PFWA’s All-NFL team. PFWA also selected Rodgers, WR Jordy Nelson and G Josh Sitton for its All-NFC team, while C Corey Linsley and S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix were named to PFWA’s All-Rookie team.

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Aaron Rodgers leading Packers to division title voted Never Say Never Moment for Week 17

Posted by Mike Spofford on December 31, 2014 – 3:07 pm

QB Aaron RodgersGREEN BAY — Packers QB Aaron Rodgers’ return from a calf injury to lead Green Bay to its fourth straight NFC North title on Sunday has been voted the league’s Never Say Never Moment of the Week for Week 17. A fan vote was conducted on

Rodgers posted a 139.6 passer rating in the Packers’ 30-20 victory over the Lions last Sunday at Lambeau Field. He completed 11 of 13 passes after halftime, when he was treated for an injured calf that forced him to miss the first offensive series of the second half. He threw two TD passes in the game and rushed for another on a QB sneak.

This marks the third time this season Rodgers and the Packers have been voted the Never Say Never Moment. Green Bay also won for its last-second victory over the Dolphins in Week 6 and its down-to-the-wire triumph over New England in Week 13.


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Four Packers among leaders as Pro Bowl voting hits final week

Posted by Mike Spofford on December 10, 2014 – 4:35 pm

Four Packers remain among the leaders at their positions in Pro Bowl voting with less than a week to go.

The fan vote counts one-third in the final selections for the Pro Bowl.

QB Aaron Rodgers, WR Jordy Nelson, G Josh Sitton and FB John Kuhn are ranked either first or second at their respective positions currently. Rodgers has earned the second-most votes overall, behind only Denver QB Peyton Manning, while Nelson ranks eighth in voting across the entire league.

Voting continues until Monday, Dec. 15. To vote, click here.


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Vote for QB Aaron Rodgers for NFL’s Air Player of the Week

Posted by Mike Spofford on December 9, 2014 – 4:21 pm

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers has been nominated for the league’s Air Player of the Week following his 327-yard, three-TD performance against the Falcons on Monday night. Rodgers finished the game with a 123.3 passer rating.

Pittsburgh’s Ben Roethlisberger and Detroit’s Matthew Stafford are the other Air nominees for Week 14. Fans can cast their votes by clicking here.

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Sunday’s Packers captains vs. Patriots: Rodgers, Shields and Masthay

Posted by Duke Bobber on November 30, 2014 – 11:25 am


As per team tradition, the Packers select game captains each week.  Today’s captains will be QB Aaron Rodgers (offense), CB Sam Shields (defense) and P Tim Masthay (special teams).

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Support Raise Hope for Congo and join Aaron Rodgers on the sideline

Posted by Mike Spofford on November 28, 2014 – 9:48 am

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers has begun a campaign to support the war-torn Congo with an offer to fly a lucky donor and a guest to the Packers-Falcons Monday night game on Dec. 8 to join Rodgers on the field during pregame.

To donate to Raise Hope for Cong” and enter to win, click here.

Raise Hope for Congo is an Enough Project Campaign that is working to end the deadliest war globally since World War II. The program provides activists with tools to educate themselves and their communities about the conflict in Congo, the role of minerals fueling the conflict, and the effects of sexual violence used as a weapon of war. Recently, Rodgers partnered with Raise Hope for Congo to stage a rally at the University of Wisconsin-Madison to raise awareness about what students could do to help end the conflict in Congo.

The campaign runs until Dec. 4. Here are some words from Rodgers in the promotional materials: “I’m flying you and a friend to Green Bay to join me on the field for warmups. That’s right. Prepare to follow in the footsteps of Bart Starr, Reggie White, and Brett Favre as you take your first steps onto the Frozen Tundra. We’ll toss around the pigskin, snap some pics, and experience all that Lambeau Field has to offer. And after, you’ve got two premium seats at the Green Bay Packers vs. Atlanta Falcons Monday Night Football showdown. I promise it’ll be a day you never forget.” — Aaron Rodgers


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